Facebook_off Twitter_off Pinterest Instagram_off Googleplus_off Youtube_off Emailnewsletter

Welcome to DogHeirs, Where Dogs Are Family! Log in or Sign Up

Dogheirslogo




Homeless Pit bull mix stays loyally by side of his injured canine friend

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | | Comments (1)

Brando is up for adopton
A homeless dog was found protecting his injured canine friend by the roadside. The loyal dog is now up for adoption. Photo credit: S.Elky

A homeless dog was found guarding his canine friend who had been hit by a car near Tucker, Georgia. Despite extremely heavy traffic, the Mastiff / Pit bull mix refused to leave his dying friend's side.

The dog, now named Brando, guarded his fallen friend as cars drove by, until a concerned DeKalb County employee spotted the dogs and called for help.

She contacted Jessica Rock, Deputy Chief of the Special Victim's Unit of the DeKalb County Solicitor's Office, who in turn called Sgt. Tim Medlin of the DeKalb Police Department, who works with DeKalb Animal Services. Medlin and an employee from the shelter, arrived at the roadside and found Brando protecting the body of the other dog.

"He was obviously guarding his deceased friend," Medlin told the Tucker Patch. "He would get upset when we got too near. He would run away from us but then run right back to the body. He didn't want to leave his friend. You could tell there was a bond between them."

They eventually managed to corral Brando and bring him back to safety at the shelter. "Once we got him back here," Medlin said, "he was great." Brando's aggression and agitation abated right away.

Once Rock heard the dog was safe, she called around to find a rescue willing to take the brave dog in. Rebecca Guinn, executive director at LifeLine Animal Project stepped forward and took Brando to their no-kill shelter.

Despite being 80 pounds of muscle, staff have found Brando to be "sweet, goofy and lovable". He's leash-trained and house-trained and will do well in a home with no children. The rescue wants help in finding the dog "with a big ol' head and a big ol' heart" a permanent home.

If you are interested in adopting Brando, or would like to find out more about him, contact LifeLine Animal Project.

 

Via the Patch



View more articles in: Adoption

You may also like

Abused Pit Bull thrown from moving car rescued just in time

When Penny the Pit Bull was saved just a few weeks ago, her rescuers had no idea that they were actually saving two lives. Penny was thrown from a moving car and rescued by staff at the Berclair Animal Hospital nearby. Penny was emaciated, injured and suffering from congestive heart failure as result of heartworms. Penny had infected cuts and wounds all over her face and her rescuers say that they believe she was most...
Read more

Man saves severely wounded dog. Dog's amazing recovery will touch your heart (PHOTOS)

A Pit Bull suffering from starvation and a severe injury was rescued from certain death by a man in Brazil. Wilson Coutinho Martins lives in Rio de Janeiro and has dedicated his life to rescuing and protecting animals from extreme conditions. For many animal lovers in Brazil he is a hero. For dogs like Davi, he is their savior. The large dog with beautiful green eyes was rescued from the woods outside of Rio de...
Read more

Abused Pit bull dragged behind car and found in dumpster fighting for his life

A young Pit bull named Freckles is fighting to stay alive after enduring unimaginable abuse. The 1-year-old dog was found in a dumpster by animal control in northeast Baltimore, Maryland. Note: the latest updates on Freckles appear at the bottom of this page. **Warning Graphic content and images below may be disturbing to some readers** Freckles appears to have been dragged behind a vehicle for a long distance and then left for dead. He was...
Read more

Sweet Pit Bull concerned when guardian jumps in lake (VIDEO)

This sweet Pit Bull goes into panic mode when her guardian unexpectedly dives into a lake. Fearing her guardian is in danger, she does what every loyal dog would do...    
Read more

Will the Lennox Tragedy impact Breed Specific Legislation in your community?

Update July 16, 2012 Interviews on Nando Brown's radio show from 14. July 2012 regarding the court case against Lennox. Guest speakers include Sarah Fisher (dog behavior expert), Victoria Stilwell (dog behavior expert), Peter Tallack (prosecution witness), and Jim Crosby (dog behavior expert), with Sandra Lightfoot (dog warden) phoning in to comment. Click here to listen to the radio show.   Update July 12, 2012 A video of one of Lennox's evaluations is now circulating....
Read more

Comments on this Article

an admirable, honorable, proven in battle, dog like this deserves a quality life and a forever, forever home... his name and rabies tag should be accompnied by a Medal of Honor... i believe the Home of a Marine would suit him well... "No Marine Left Behind" – A mantra that speaks to teamwork, loyalty and brotherhood that exists between Marines. Marines will intentionally risk their own safety to aid wounded comrades, or to retrieve the remains of fallen comrades. "Ooh-rah"
» View all comments

Add Your Comment!

Log in to leave a comment or Create an account

Must See

Follow DogHeirs

Also find us on: DogHeirs on Twitter DogHeirs on Pinterest DogHeirs on Instagram DogHeirs on Google+

Copyright 2014 DogHeirs