Pit Bulls Save Chihuahua From Coyote
In Littleton, Colorado, Buster the Chihuahua mix went out early on a Saturday morning for his regular bathroom break. While outside taking care of his business, the Chihuahua was brutally attacked by a coyote in his owner’s backyard. Luckily for Buster, the neighbor’s Pit Bulls were also out doing their morning ritual at the same time, and they chased the coyote as it ran off with Buster.
During the course of the chase the coyote released Buster, dropping him in a field. The heroism of the Pit Bulls doesn’t stop here though. Not only did they force the coyote away from the property and cause him to release Buster, they stood guard over him, waiting for help to arrive.
Buster is being treated for a collapsed lung and chest injuries. With antibiotics, anti-inflammatory medications and a lot of rest he should be good as new in no time – thanks to his Pittie buddies next door!
As far as I am concerned there are two take away lessons from this story:
1) Never, EVER leave your dog outside unattended in an area known for coyote attacks. The more we encroach on wildlife areas, the more we are going to see wildlife in our backyards. Attacks like this can happen anywhere, and you need to keep an eye on your dog ESPECIALLY if you live in an area prone to attacks.
2) Pit Bulls are amazingly smart, courageous and loyal creatures that simply do not deserve ANY of the negative press they receive. The story of these dogs will hopefully begin to improve their tarnished image in the eyes of many people who choose to simply believe the horror stories the mainstream media feeds them. Pit Bulls aren’t born to kill, they are trained to kill by ignorant people with no respect for living creatures. The dogs that saved Buster show the true spirit that encompasses a breed of dog that was once termed a “nanny dog” because of their care, calm demeanor and loving nature toward children.
Story originally reported on KMGH Denver