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The Ultimate Pit Bull Heroes Infographic!
From our Pit Bull Heroes Database we derived some interesting information about pit bull heroes and created the infographic titled, “Pit Bull Heroes – 76 Pit Bull Heroes From 1917 – 2016. On the Pit Bull Heroes infographic you find data points such as what state are you most likely to find a pit bull hero, the breakdown of their heroic deed, pit bulls that died or were injured protecting their owners, most common and unusual names of pit bull heroes, awards and honors, and the story of the pit bull stray, Sergeant Stubby that became a WWI war hero.
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[Infographic] Pit Bull Heroes – 76 Pit Bull Heroes From 1917 – 2016
Pit Bull Heroes Database
Where is the good news about pit bulls?
We started to do some research and discovered a few articles where pit bulls heroically saved their owners from fires, attackers, and even bee swarms. We thought surely someone has consolidated all the pit bull heroes into one list. We were able to find some lists but many of the links to the original news article were broken and the list were incomplete.
Unable to find a complete list of pit bull heroes, we decided we would have to compile the list ourselves. Well, hundreds of hours later we have completed the Pit Bull Heroes’ Database. The database includes 76 pit bull heroes, the link to the original news article, date, name of the pit bull hero, location, heroic deed, video link, and quick summary.
|Pit Bull Hero Story||Pit Bull Hero’s Name||Date||City||Location||Heroic Deed||Video||Summary|
|Sergeant Stubby, a Pit Bull, Was the Most Decorated Dog of WWI||Sergeant Stubby||7/15/1917||New Haven||CT||Notifies||Yes||Most decorated dog of WWI was a pit bull. Warned soldiers of gas, incoming bombs, and caught a German spy. Later met three presidents.|
|Weela, a Pit Bull, Saves 30 People, 29 Dogs, 13 Horses, and 1 Cat From Massive Flood||Weela||1/5/1993||Imperial Beach||CA||Notifies||No||Weela swam across rough waters to bring food to animals trapped because of flood waters. She also saved people from crossing the river in dangerous spots.|
|Popsicle, a Pit Bull, Abandoned By Drug Dealers Becomes Top Drug Sniffing Dog For U.S. Customs||Popsicle||4/26/1999||Buffalo||NY||Detects Drugs||No||Popsicle was found in bag inside a refrigerator at a known drug dealer. Popsicle graduated #1 from U.S. Customs drug sniffing program and helped prevent the largest cocaine shipment in U.S. history.|
|Benny, a Pit Bull, Shot Dead Saving Owner From Mugger||Benny||3/25/2006||Oakland||CA||Attacker||No||Owner pistle whipped. His pit bull attacked the mugger but was shot between the shoulder blades and died.|
|Destiny, a Pit Bull, Saves 9-Year Old Boy from Abduction||Destiny||7/26/2006||Fort Collins||CO||Abduction||No||Dog scares child predator away and alerts parents|
|Tank, a Pit Bull, Prevents Abduction of Teenage Girl||Tank||8/10/2006||Kenai||AK||Abduction||No||Tank bites the abductor preventing him from taking teen girl|
|Pit Bull Dies Saving Two Women From Cobra||Chief||2/24/2007||Manila||Phillipines||Animal Attack||No||Dog jumps in front of attacking cobra and dies saving its owner. Some sources report this article is fake to keep the Phillipine authorities from banning Pit Bulls.|
|Maya, a Pit Bull, Saves Owner From Rapists – Named Hero Dog of the Year||Maya||1/24/2008||Sillicon Valley||CA||Attacker||No||Named hero dog of the year in 2008|
|Cisco, a Pit Bull, Drags Woman With Broken Foot to Safety||Cisco||3/14/2008||New Richmond||WI||Pulls From Danger||No||Owner slipped on ice in the backyard and broke her foot. Her 100 pound pit bull pulled her out the cold and to a phone.|
|Two Pit Bulls Save Chihuahua From the Jaws of a Coyote||Unknown||8/2/2010||Littleton||CO||Saves Animal||No||Rushes to save Chihuahua taken by two coyotes|
|Diamond, a Pit Bull, Willing to Die to Save Family From Fire Named spcaLA’s Hero Dog of the Year||Diamond||10/24/2010||Hayword||CA||Fire||Yes||Warned father and nine year old daughter of a fire. Then found the sixteen year daughter hiding under the bed and layed with her until the firefighters arrived.|
|Purple, a Pit Bull, Saves Owner From Being Raped||Purple||12/13/2010||Buford||GA||Rape||No||Dog bites attacker while owner is almost raped|
|Phoebe, a Pit Bull, Saves Tiny Abandoned Kitten From Death||Phoebe||12/27/2010||Troy||NY||Saves Animal||No||Phoebe’s good nose discovers a stray abadoned kitten|
|Layla, a Pit Bull, Becomes Expert Peanut Sniffer||Layla||1/9/2011||San Diego||CA||Notifies||No||Dog can point out peanuts to alert family|
|Angel, a Stray Pit Bull, Saves Woman and Child From Attacker||Angel||2/4/2011||FL||Attacker||No||Stray Pit defends mother and son against attacker|
|Gladys, a Pit Bull, Saves Baby Bunnies||Gladys||3/1/2011||RI||Saves Animal||No||Finds baby bunnies abandoned and saves them|
|Tank, a Pit Bull, Saves Owner From Fire||Tank||5/23/2011||Apple Valley||CA||Fire||No||Notifies family of fire before they realize it|
|Bonnie, a Pit Bull, Pulls Owner From Car Wreck||Bonnie||7/20/2011||Elko||NV||Pulls From Danger||No||pulls her out of a car wreckage!|
|Cash, a Pit Bull, Protects Pregnant Guardian From Attacker||Cash||9/8/2011||Elyria||OH||Robber||Yes||Bites mugger who attacked a pregnant woman|
|Champion, a Pit Bull, Saves Elderly Woman||Champion||9/26/2011||Carnegie||PA||Notifies||Yes||Notifies owner of elderly fallen in ditch!|
|Bommer, a Pit Bull, Fends Off Woman’s Attackers||Boomer||10/19/2011||Bullhead City||AZ||Attacker||No||Escapes yard to save stranger from other pitbulls!|
|Titan, a Pit Bull, Saves Woman With Brain Aneurysm||Titan||10/23/2011||Lawernceville||GA||Detects Illness||No||Kept owner from leaving house to show him wife|
|Dallas, a Pit Bull, Defends Home Against Bear||Dallas||12/1/2011||Travares||FL||Animal Attack||No||Beats bear in a fight!|
|Nikki, a Service Pit Bull, Saves Owner From Seizures||Nikki||2/15/2012||Ogden||UT||Detects Illness||No||Gives owner to to 2 hours notice before seizure|
|Kilo, a Pit Bull, Takes Bullet Instead Of Owner and Runs Off Burglars||Kilo||4/4/2012||Staten Island||NY||Robber||Yes||Protected owner from home intruder and takes a bullet to the head.|
|Bo, a Pit Bull, and 12 Year-Old Girl Save Unconscious Drowning Stray||Bo||4/5/2012||Arabi||LA||Saves Animal||No||Bo notifies a young girl of a drowning dog.|
|Pit Bull Shot and Killed Defending Owners from Robbers||Unknown||4/9/2012||Fort Worth||TX||Robber||No||Died to save owner and owners wife|
|Lilly, a Pit Bull, Pulls Unconscious Owner From Oncoming Train||Lilly||5/3/2012||Shirley||MA||Pulls From Danger||Yes||Dog gets hit by train to save owner!|
|Lilly, a Rescued Pit Bull, Finds Help For Fallen Owner||Lilly||6/11/2012||Beachwood||NJ||Notifies||No||Found help for fallen owner|
|Ruger, a Pit Bull, Protects Valpo Family From Home Invasion||Ruger||7/20/2012||Valparasio||IL||Robber||No||Ruger the Pit Bull protected family from home invasion.|
|Abby, a Pit Bull, Saves Neighbor From Fire||Abby||10/30/2012||Ionia||MI||Fire||No||Nonstop barking to alert neighbor of fire|
|Chomper & Lily, Pit Bulls, Help Cops Catch Thief||Chomper & Lily||12/4/2012||Midvale||UT||Notifies||Yes||Helps police nab a car thief|
|Pit Bull Saves Woman From Rapist||Unknown||1/5/2013||West Columbia||SC||Rape||No||Saved owner from being raped and possibly killed by two intruders|
|Pit Bull Trio – Stella, Noah, & Silas – Saves Owner From Gas Leak||Stella, Noah, & Silas||1/30/2013||Loganville||WI||Detects Gas||Yes||Owner was alerted to a gas leak while sleeping.|
|Baby, a Pit Bull, Saves Family From Fire||Baby||2/13/2013||Wellston||OK||Fire||Yes||Nudged owner awake and then went back into the flames to save the other dogs.|
|Creature, a Pit Bull, Finds Missing Woman Suffering From Dementia||Creature||3/1/2013||Piscataway||NJ||Notifies||Yes||Finds a woman with demential in a ditch.|
|Cain, a Pit Bull, Saves NY Woman From Burning House||Cain||5/4/2013||Long Island||NY||Fire||Yes||Barked to alert owner of Fire. Saved her life.|
|Louie, a Pit Bull, Saves Mom and Baby From Home Invasion||Louie||5/7/2013||Bethany||OK||Robber||Yes||Chased guy posing as UPS out of house|
|Lefty, a Pit Bull, Takes Bullet For Owner||Lefty||7/22/2013||Accomac||VA||Attacker||No||Pitbull loses leg from bullet wound, saves family|
|Elle, a Pit Bull, Named 2013 Hero of the Year||Elle||10/8/2013||Roanoke||NC||Therapy||Yes||Helps people with fear of dogs|
|TatorTot, a Pit Bull, Saves 4-Year Old Boy||TatorTot||10/9/2013||Brooklyn Park||MN||Detects Illness||Yes||Dog smells low blood sugar levels in boy|
|Jack, a Pit Bull, Saves Cat from Coyotes||Jack||10/12/2013||Tampa||FL||Saves Animal||Yes||Pitbull fights off 2 coyotes to save cat!|
|Chako, a Pit Bull, Saves Owner From Abusive Partner||Chako||11/9/2013||Richmond||VA||Attacker||Yes||Got stabbed 12 times to save her owner!|
|Mercy, a Pit Bull, Saves Owner From Machete Wielding Intruders||Mercy||11/17/2013||Edmonton||Canada||Attacker||Yes||A pit bull saved a woman from being attacked by a machete|
|Champ, a Pit Bull, Saves Owner From Mugger||Champ||1/15/2014||Little Rock||AK||Attacker||No||Dog saved owner from getting mugged at home|
|Peaches, a Therapy Pit Bull, Helps Victims of Boston Marathon Bombing||Peaches||1/15/2014||Charlotte||NC||Therapy||No||Helped the victims of the Boston Marathon bombing.|
|Hunter, a Pit Bull, Saves Family Two Weeks After Adoption||Hunter||3/13/2014||Detroit||MI||Detects Gas||Yes||Notices gas leak, saves family|
|Major, a Pit Bull, Calls 911 While Owner Has Seizure||Major||5/12/2014||Zanesville||OH||Detects Illness||Yes||Vet owner has seizure and dog calls 911.|
|Ace, a Pit Bull, Saves Deaf Boy From Fire||Ace||7/23/2014||Indianapolis||IN||Fire||Yes||Wakes up deaf boy to alert him of house fire|
|Blitz, the Pit Bull, Saves a Woman From Her Estranged Husband||Blitz||8/24/2014||Holland||MI||Attacker||Yes||Pit bull saved a female neighbor who was being attacked by her estranged husband.|
|Hades, a Pit Bull, Carries Child Away From Bee Swarm||Hades||8/28/2014||Oregon City||OR||Pulls From Danger||Yes||Saves kid from bees by giving him a ride away from danger.|
|Jinx, a Pit Bull, Saves Family From Fire||Jinx||9/2/2014||Springfield||MO||Fire||No||Pit bull woke up a sleeping mother and her one year old baby from a fire.|
|Buddy, a Pit Bull, Saves Owner From Fire||Buddy||9/12/2014||Mansfield||OH||Fire||No||Buddy wakes owner from certain death by fire|
|Calie, a Pit Bull, Saves Family From 3 Alarm Fire||Calie||9/20/2014||Chelsea||MA||Fire||Yes||Notifies man of fire in house before alarms do|
|Messiah, a Pit Bull, Saves 72-Year Old Owner By Detecting Low Blood Sugar Level||Messiah||10/23/2014||Hudson Falls||NY||Detects Illness||No||Also smells low blood sugar levels in owner.|
|Tiger, a Pit Bull, Saves Owner And Goes To Get Help For His Medical Emergency||Tiger||11/3/2014||Toledo||OH||Notifies||No||Found neighbor to come give his person help|
|Trigger, a Pit Bull, Saves Child From Labrador Dog Attacking Her||Trigger||11/20/2014||West Palm Beach||FL||Animal Attack||Yes||Pitbull saves little girl from attacking lab!|
|Lou, a Pit Bull, Saves Family From Fire||Lou||1/20/2015||Carbondale||PA||Fire||Yes||Barked to alert sleeping family of fire in house|
|Tank, the Pit Bull, Saves Family From Rabid Racoon||Tank||2/12/2015||Norwich||CT||Animal Attack||Yes||Tank saves family from a rabid raccoon.|
|Thor, a Pit Bull, Stopped An Armed Robbery||Thor||2/15/2015||Saco||ME||Robber||Yes||Thor, a pit bull, prevented an armed man from robbing a gas station.|
|Shrek, a Pit Bull, Saves Family From a Fire||Shrek||3/2/2015||Farnham||NY||Fire||Yes||Pit bull warned family of fire.|
|Isis, a Pit Bull, Protects Owner From a Drunk Boyfriend||Isis||3/6/2015||Hazel Park||MI||Attacker||Yes||Isis, the pit bull, saves owner from a destraught boyfriend.|
|Pittie, a Pit Bull, Saves Kitten||Pittie||3/16/2015||Dallas||TX||Saves Animal||Yes||Kitten was abandoned and pitbull nursed it!|
|Raja, a Pit Bull, Saves His Human’s Life During Fire||Raja||4/8/2015||Indianapolis||IN||Fire||Yes||Raja saves owner from a raging fire|
|Ember, the Pit Bull, Notifies Owner of Son Collapsing With a Seizure||Ember||6/3/2015||Monroe||OH||Detects Illness||Yes||Son collapses with a seizure and Ember, the families pit bull notifies the mother of her son’s plight.|
|Sweet Dee, the Family Pit Bull, Saves Owner After Suffering a Heart Attack||Sweet Dee||6/22/2015||West Roxbury||MA||Detects Illness||Yes||Sweet Dee the family pit bull wakes up wife after discovering husband has had a heart attack in the family room.|
|Chief, a Pit Bull, Saves 3-Year-Old From Bear Attack||Chief||7/20/2015||Long Valley||NJ||Animal Attack||Yes||Chief, the family’s pit bull saw a bear running towards a 3-year-old and bite the the bear in the leg and chased the bear out of the yard.|
|Jonie, a Pit Bull, Saves Chachi||Jonie||7/23/2015||Savannah||GA||Saves Animal||Yes||stray pit saves stray chiuahuah|
|Leala, a Pit Bull, Saves Two Year Old Life After Finding Him Face Down In Pond||Leala||8/1/2015||New South Wales||Australia||Notifies||Yes||Dove into a pond to save a drowning two year old and unable to pull him out notifies parents.|
|Pit Bull Protects Toddler Abandoned in the Woods||Unknown||10/15/2015||Jacksboro||TN||Notifies||Yes||Mother high on meth abandoned her toddler in the woods. A pit bull in the neighborhood layed next to the child and protected him throughout the cold night.|
|Lucy, a Pit Bull, Dies Protecting Family From a Knife Wielding Attacker||Lucy||10/20/2015||Fort Meyer||FL||Attacker||Yes||Lucy dies protecting family from a knife wielding attacker.|
|Dulce, a Deaf Pit Bull, Saves Family From Carbon Monoxide Poisoning||Dulce||1/9/2016||Savannah||OH||Detects Gas||No||Saves from carbon monoxide poisoning.|
|Droggie, the Pit Bull, Saves Owner From Screwdriver Wielding Attacker||Droggie||1/12/2016||West Covina||CA||Attacker||Yes||Pit Bull steps in to save owner from a man attacking with a scewdriver.|
|3-Legged Pit Bull, Levi, Shot While Protecting Owners||Levi||1/28/2016||Janesville||WI||Robber||Yes||Pit bull shot protecting owner from a robber.|
|Precious, a Pit Bull, Dies Protecting Owner from Alligator||Precious||6/25/2016||LaBelle||FL||Animal Attack||Yes||Pit bull dies protection owner from an alligator.|
|Hero, Stray Pit Bull Stabbed Five Times Saving Woman From Attacker||Hero||7/29/2016||Knoxville||TN||Attacker||Yes||Stray pit bull saved woman from a knife wielding attacker.|
Renters Insurance in Vancouver, WA
Any insurance cover gives you a lifeline caution against sudden lose of property and damages. Whereas some things are inevitable, it is always good to be proactive. Have you ever wondered what would happen to you if you lost your house belongings to either fire, theft, wind, vandalism and other things? It can be very hard trying to get back to replace what you had built for many years and worse still if you have to pay your tenant for damages on the property. If you live in Vancouver, WA, you can stay safe by taking a Renters insurance cover.
Here is a breakdown of how you can benefit from the insurance policy and what it covers:
It is good to note that you are entirely responsible for the house you have rented. If you do not have an insurance policy then you are at a big risk of losing all that you see in your house, and pay your tenant for property damages where it applies. Things like vandalism, theft, fire or calamities like wind cannot be stopped from happening but you can get a cover that will ensure that you stay put even after they come and are long gone. The cover allows you get back where you were and all other damages are paid for. All this is covered in the property coverage policy.
Imagine if someone sues you for an accident incurred at your house and you have to compensate for damages. What about the dog accidentally biting someone? You need to also think of the damages on your household members and take up a liability cover. It pays for all damages that may be caused by your pets, household members, your properties, and others. In case there will be a court procedure, the policies waives all the cost incurred.
I believe you are now in a position to appreciate what the Renters policy covers and how you can benefit from it. Take a wise decision, get to the policy providers sites, choose what suits you best, and get a cover.
Renters Insurance in Renton, WA
When you secure a mortgage for a home, normally, one of the conditions is that you are required to secure homeowners insurance. However, renters are often not subject to a similar requirement. Nevertheless, getting a renters insurance policy when you are renting a house or apartment is an excellent idea. We’ll cover a number of ways that renters insurance protects you and your possessions.
Why Get Renters Insurance in Renton, WA?
A renter’s insurance is a type of insurance that protects the renter, as well as their property. You’ll need to select a coverage amount and a deductible amount. The deductible is really what you are comfortable with. Obviously, a higher deductible will have a lower premium.
Even though your landlord should have homeowners insurance, this will only protect his property. Again, if there is any damage to your own possessions, they will not be covered by his policy. Make sure you have renters insurance so that you will be protected in the event of a loss to your possessions.
Keep in mind, in apartment buildings, you may have less control over things like fires occurring in adjoining units. Your renters insurance in Renton, WA can protect you. Should the worst happen and a fire damages or destroys your home and possessions, you may have a hard time replacing everything that has been lost on your own. Renters insurance can help cover much of the replacement cost, so you do not have to pay it all on your own.
You Need Liability Coverage
When someone visits you in your home, you can be liable for any injury that happens to them, even if you do not own the property. And if your dog bit them, they may decide to sue you. You’d be on the hook for damages if you did not have the proper insurance. A good renter’s policy can help cover the costs of a successful lawsuit.
Virtually everywhere in the world faces some risk of natural disasters, whether it is from tornadoes, floods, earthquakes, or hurricanes. Make sure the replacement cost of your goods is covered by having a proper renters insurance policy in place. It’s stressful enough trying to manage and recover during a disaster. Not having to worry about the costs of replacing your goods is some form of relief in a time of worry.
Renters Insurance in Yakima, WA
Renters insurance is a highly important thing to have when renting a place to live. The world is unpredictable, and a variety of things can happen that can alter the state of people’s possessions as they are living in such a place.
Renters insurance in Yakima, WA allows for people to be properly covered should anything happen to their possessions. Such a service is something that is preventive in nature, but it necessary all the same.
For a monthly premium, people can effectively secure the benefits of the service and be protected if anything happens. Such an investment is not made in a fearful way, but in a prepared one.
The premium allows for the person to retain all of the privileges associated with their coverage, and creates a contract between the person and the agency that will ensure that they are paid if their property is destroyed in an unfortunate event. Possessions are highly valuable, and being financially protected is prudent.
Should possessions get stolen or damaged or destroyed, the renters insurance in Yakima, WA will pay out an amount that will pay back the person based on the estimated worth of their goods and the size of their loss. This compensation will aid the person in getting new possessions and recouping their losses.
Due to laws that exist regarding the nature of renting, possessions that are in a rented property may not be protected by the landlords insurance. Therefore, getting covered by an agency of your choice may be critical in nature.
This is especially important for college students. Due to often being located in places that are not able to offer the absolute best in quality and protection, students may not have the best protection against various unfortunate events. Also, the portability of their items makes it easy to be stolen. Therefore, a student with renters insurance in Yakima, WA will have an easy time settling after an unfortunate event.