Wednesday, May 02, 2007

A moment of silence for George, please

[Photo not actually of George]

Tiny Terrier Dies After Saving 5 Kids
Tiny Terrier Saves 5 New Zealand Children From Pitbull Attack, But Suffers Fatal Injuries

WELLINGTON, New Zealand, May. 2, 2007
(AP) A plucky foot-high Jack Russell terrier named George saved five New Zealand children from two marauding pitbulls, but was so severely mauled in the fight he had to be destroyed, his owner said Wednesday.

George was playing with the group of children as they returned home from buying sweets at a neighborhood shop in the small North Island town of Manaia last Sunday when the two pitbulls appeared and lunged toward them, his owner Allan Gay said.

"George was brave - he took them on and he's not even a foot high," Gay told The Associated Press. "He jumped in on them, he tried to keep them off.

"If it wasn't for George, those kids would have copped it."

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1 comment:

Munny said...

Hey! I was gonna post an ode to George too! Poor puppies...