Shelter dog comes to aid of her walker
The 38-pound dog, named Mabeline, scared the attacker off, allowing the 17-year-old girl to escape.
Volunteering at the shelter on a recent Saturday, the girl was chased, grabbed by the hair and pinned down before Mabeline scared the attacker away.
Michael Bacon, a registered sexual predator, was arrested, WTSP-10 in Florida reported.
Since the attack, Mabeline has been adopted. Her new owner, Mary Callahan, had no idea what the dog had done, until 10 News told her.
“I looked at my dog and I thought, ‘You are a hero,’” Callahan said.
The shelter said they are no longer allowing volunteers to walk dogs down the path where the attack happened.
Posted by jwoestendiek March 26th, 2012 under Muttsblog.
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