Many people feel that all pit bulls are dangerous, vicious dogs because of all of the stereotypes out there. But in truth, it’s just some bad owners. Any responsible pit bull owner will tell you just how sweet and loyal the breed actually is. And this story just reaffirms that truth.
Stacie Rae English took to Facebook to tell the heroic story of Hurley the pit bull, and it quickly went viral.
Stacie’s brother was walking Hurley one night as he likes to walk him in the evenings to unleash the dog and let him explore his surroundings. But when the man heard a screaming child, the dog was off and running like never before.
“My brother was walking his pit bull lab mix, Hurley, in our neighborhood field around 10 pm. He walks him this late so he can let him off his leash so he can do what he loves to do, explore all the different smells. They heard a young kid scream and before my brother knew it, Hurley took off after the scream,” Stacie said.
“With my brother close behind, he saw Hurley grab a copper head snake away from the little boy and fling it around, later found out he had killed it. The little boy ran to his mother’s vehicle and drove off so fast that my brother was unable to find out any information on the little boy. (We are assuming because they left so fast that he was bitten and being rushed to the ER) My brother then went on to call animal control and the Highland Village Cops showed up to check out the scene.”