Dogs Save Young Boy’s Life

January 18, 2011  

Drag toddler from drowning in a dam

StubbyDog staff reporter

It’s an oldie, but a goodie. Two years ago, a pit bull and a Rottweiler – were hailed across the state of Queensland, Australia, after saving a 2-year-old boy from drowning in a dam.

Police said the dogs had dragged the toddler out of the water after he had wandered on to a dam on a neighboring property.

The owner of the property found the boy lying on the embankment of the dam covered in mud with the two dogs by his side.

Police said there were drag marks from the water’s edge to where the boy was lying and small scratches on his arms from the dog’s claws.

“We are certain the dogs pulled him out of the dam,” a police spokesman said. “It is an amazing story.”

RSPCA Queensland chief executive Mark Townend said the RSPCA would get the details from the police and would decide whether the dogs qualified for its animal bravery award at the association’s next meeting.

“To actually drag a kid out of a dam is amazing,” Townend said. “It’s sort of a bit unbelievable at first but police assure me that’s exactly what’s happened.”

« « Abandoned Pup Becomes National Champ | Pit Bull Discrimination — How Much is the Media to Blame? » »

Comments are closed.