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Pit Bull Earns Medal From El Paso Fire Department For Saving Owner’s Life

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We humans all adore dogs because they are man’s best friends. Pit bulls are descendants of bulldogs and terriers. These particular dogs are known to be aggressive and have a history of dog-fighting.

People have argued that these aggressive tendencies could be attributed to the owners’ care for the dog or its inherent qualities. The pit bull we are going to talk about today is no ordinary pit bull. Astro is a rescue pit bull who is only a year old. He became a true hero because he saved his owner’s life. 

All this happened when his owner suffered from a dire medical emergency and needed help.

Astro, the intelligent dog, didn’t hesitate to help. He alerted someone who was passing by. The person followed Astro and then called for help. The passerby conveyed that the dog led him to its owner, who was suffering from a medical emergency. The incident was able to grab the attention of many people because the pit bull was protecting its owner. Apparently, the dog even tried to climb into the ambulance with his owner. 

The El Paso Fire Department admired the pup’s bravery. If it weren’t for him, they wouldn’t have been able to save the owner. The family had rescued the dog from the streets when he was just a tiny pup.

Since the pit bull hasn’t had any training, no one expected him to conduct
an act of this sort. The owner’s mother, Bertha Martinez, commented, “We are so blessed to have you in our life. You saved my son’s life, and we will love you forever. We want to thank everyone for your beautiful comments. We also want to thank everyone involved.” 

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In collaboration with El Paso Animal Services, the El Paso Fire Department wanted to show their gratitude by doing something for this special dog. They got in contact with the family and invited them to the Safety, Health, and Outreach Center. Afterward, the little hero was presented with a medal and a mouthwatering dog cake from Jojo & Coco’s Treats. After all, he deserves it, don’t you think? 

“He really set an example for dogs that look just like him, Astro is definitely a Pitbull, and that is one of the main breeds you find in many shelters,” said Ramon Herrera from El Paso Animal Services. When this story went viral, many people commended this intelligent pit bull.

This dog definitely proves to us that pit bulls are loyal and loving companions with the ability to care immensely. This species is now getting the favorable attention that they deserve. Heroes even come in the form of a pet, and Astro proves this statement. 

Pit bull is “short” for American Pit Bull Terrier. It is a breed of dog from the United States. It is a pure breed of medium-sized and athletic dogs, developed in the 19th century, belonging to the terrier category, bull terrier subdivision. (Wikipedia)

The Open Mind‘ has more uplifting articles as well as ones about Pit Bulls.

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