So often the media only chooses to report negative stories about our pittie friends. We celebrate the rare positive new stories that we find, and we SCREAM FROM THE ROOFTOPS when that “positive pittie piece” happens to highlight not one, but THREE NYC AC&C Survivors!!! Thank you Dobbins, Donald and Bobby for helping your mom when a rabid raccoon entered the home. All three sprung into action and are credited with preventing their mom from being bitten. Way to go boys!!
Here is the story (and video) that appeared in a local PA paper (text below). Please share and help get the word out that pit bulls are not the “dangerous monsters” that the media likes to portray.
Teri Pultz says her rescue dogs rescued her. She smiled, “Just all the love that they give. They are just amazing things to have in your life.”
Teri adopted all of her dogs. The first two, Kegger and Dude, came from owners who couldn’t keep them. The last three, Chance, Bosco, and Buddy, were all going to be put down at a shelter in New York.
Two weeks after she got Buddy, Pultz said she was sleeping on the couch and a rabid raccoon got into her house. It pushed through her screen door. “I woke up to this screeching noise,” sherecalled.
The raccoon was just a few feet from where she was sleeping. The dogs jumped into action. She said, “It was very traumatic for me, screamed the whole time. I felt like it took forever.”
Several of the dogs were injured. The raccoon bit and scratched them. Pultz took them and the dead animal to Creature Comforts Veterinary Services. The veterinarian fixed up the dogs and confirmed the raccoon had rabies.
Creature Comforts staffer Linda Breitlauch said she hopes Pultz’s story convinces people to adopt pets. “ “Especially if people would avoid taking puppies from puppy mills, pet shops, that sort of thing,” she emphasized.
Breitlauch said rescue animals can do so much more than rescue you from an intruder. They can rescue you from thing like loneliness and depression. She said, “A lot of these animals give back as much as what we give to them.”
Pultz’s dogs all had their rabies vaccines and got booster shots after the attack this spring. They are expected to be ok.