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Title: Dog Saves Family Who Saved him
Post by: billyD on November 14, 2011, 09:27:36 AM
Meet a St Bernard named Hercules.

He was saved from a dog pound and that very day ended up saving the family from an intruder

http://watch.ctv.ca/news/top-picks/heroic-dog/#clip567523

There is another news video about Hercules immediately after the first one ends





Title: Re: Dog Saves Family Who Saved him
Post by: catwoods on November 14, 2011, 03:17:15 PM
Can't see the video (due to slow connection) but it sounds like a great story, thx for posting!


Title: Re: Dog Saves Family Who Saved him
Post by: lesliek on November 14, 2011, 05:30:53 PM
What a wonderful story ! Welcome home Hercules !


Title: Re: Dog Saves Family Who Saved him
Post by: billyD on November 14, 2011, 07:13:27 PM
Catwoods,  I am sorry you cannot get the video, but I see  the story has now been posted on Animal Planet.

Dog Saves New Family Six Hours After Being Adopted

A gentle giant named Hercules proved his worth as a loyal canine companion only six hours after being rescued from an animal shelter in Ohio and brought home by Lee & Elizabeth Littler last Wednesday.

Just as the Littlers were preparing to take Hercules outside for a walk Wednesday night, the 135-pound Saint Bernard, who had not made as much as a peep since being adopted that afternoon, started growling, plowed through their screen door and charged after an intruder trying to get into their house through their basement door!

Brave Hercules even managed to chomp on the man’s ankle as he climbed a fence and got away. Police say the home’s phone and cable lines had been cut. They have not yet found the man that Hercules chased away.

"When I saw Hercules for the first time, I fell in love with him," Elizabeth Littler told ABC News. "He's 75% underweight and just, he looked awfully beat up."

The Littlers initial intentions were to foster Hercules and find him a good home to keep him from being euthanized. But Hercules has officially earned himself a permanent home with the Littlers, his new forever family.

http://blogs.discovery.com/animal_news/2011/11/dog-saves-family-six-hours-after-being-adopted.html

Here's another video you might be able to open

http://www.opposingviews.com/i/society/animal-rights/video-newly-adopted-dog-saves-family-burglar



Title: Re: Dog Saves Family Who Saved him
Post by: catwoods on November 15, 2011, 10:47:05 PM
Thx billyD, I enjoyed reading this wonderful story!