Joseph Thomas was pushing his 4-year-old daughter Jada on her swingset when two gunmen entered their back yard in Bradenton, Florida, and demanded money.
Bella, their boxer, and the other family dog, ran toward the men, who fired several errant shots before they ran off.
“If someone offered me a million dollars for her right now,” Thomas said of Bella, “I wouldn’t take it.”
Posted by John Woestendiek March 30th, 2011 under Muttsblog.
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A pit bull attacked and chased off an intruder from a home in Bradenton, Florida.
Manatee Sheriff’s deputies said two adults and two children were sleeping in the home when the adults heard someone break into the home and get attacked by the family pit bull.
The robber fired one shot at the dog, but apparently missed, deputies say. As the residents huddled in a closet, the intruder entered their bedroom, but was attacked by the dog again.
The residents heard the robber shout “get off of me,” before he fled the home without taking anything.
The adults and the dog were not injured; the two sleeping children never awoke during the attack.
Posted by John Woestendiek July 11th, 2009 under Muttsblog.
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