Pit bulls are known for having a bad rep, and we’re all for stories that go against this unfair stigma.
A dog’s temperament is highly dependent on the owner- and since pit bulls are one breed of dog that is often mistreated, can we blame them for occasionally acting with aggression?
One family from Monroe, Ohio, has proof that not only are pit bulls sweet and kind, but they can also save lives!
Ember the pit bull was rescued by the Daniels family from a special pit bull rescue organization called Adore-A-Bull. Within a short amount of time, the sweet pooch had developed a close bond with one person in particular: ten-year-old Tre Daniels.
The pair played together, cuddled together, and hardly left one another’s side. So when something happened to Tre, Ember was the first to know about it.
Tre was climbing into the bathtub when he fell down and began to have a seizure. This frightening incident could have ended very differently since Tre’s head was dangerously close to becoming submerged underwater.
Thankfully, Ember spotted what was happening, and she immediately went to get help. Tre’s parents were sleeping at the time, so she knew that she’d have to do something different to her usual barks in order to get their attention.
“We were sleeping and she came into our room and just sat down next to the bed. She was doing this real low grumble- it wasn’t even a growl, just this odd grumble,” Tre’s mom, Tracy, recalled.
Ember was unrelenting, and she led Tracy down the hallway towards the bathroom.
“I saw Tre’s legs just hanging over the side of the tub, and as I looked into the tub, half of his body was out and the other half was in the tub, and his head was extended fully back,” Tracy recalled.
Medics rushed Tre to the hospital, and Tracy was left to reflect on the frightening moment. One thing was clear: Ember had potentially saved her human brother’s life.
Pit bulls often have a reputation for putting people’s lives in danger, but this situation was quite the opposite.
Tracy wanted others to hear about Ember’s heroic actions, so she snapped some photos and shared them onto Facebook, along with the caption:
“Early this morning our pittie Ember came in our room and woke us up, which is unlike her so early in the morning. As I got up to let her out she ran right into the kid’s bathroom where I found Tre in the bathtub having a full seizure. He was taken by squad to Childrens and everything appears normal and we are back home resting. Gotta love a boy and his dog….”
The post had soon attracted the attention of staff at Adore-A-Bull, who were pleased to see a story showing pit bulls in a positive light.
“It’s a very proud moment, not only for our organization but more so for this dog that was abandoned,” Libby Power, a member of staff at Adore-A-Bull said. “She was a lone puppy on the streets, she had no family and nobody to be her advocate.”
Doctors ran some tests on Tre, and thankfully, everything came back normal. When he arrived home, Ember stayed by his side for the entire evening.
“She’s a great dog, I don’t know what I’d do without her,” Tre said.
Take a look at the family’s interview below.
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