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Adopted Pit bull heroically saves single mom's life

Custom_sam_sheepdog_300_thumb By Martha | | Comments (7)

Chilly saved her new mom from a severe allergic reaction

Heidi Parker recently adopted a Pit bull from the Fluvanna SPCA in Virginia and not long after, her new dog ended up saving her life. At first, Heidi was nervous about introducing the Pit bull / English bulldog mix to her other dogs, but as soon as she met Chilly at the shelter, she knew the dog belonged in her home.

Chilly got along right away with her other dogs and is also friends with her chickens and goats. Chilly's best pal is Heidi's smallest dog. Four months after Heidi had brought Chilly home, she went to the doctor for her routine allergy shots. Soon after she lay down for a nap but she was awoken by Chilly jumping on her chest and licking her face. At first she thought Chilly wanted to go outside, but as soon as she sat up she realized she was in trouble.

Chilly saved the life of her new owner

Her throat was swelling shut and she was going into anaphylactic shock. Thankfully, because of Chilly's actions, Heidi was able to call an ambulance in time to save her life. Heidi told NBC 29, "Chilly's my guardian. If it wasn't for Chilly I would have died." She added, "I'm a single mom, so it would have left my daughter parentless. Chilly is my angel."


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Comments on this Article

I guess I could say that you're lucky Chilly "picked" you as her human... and that Chilly played a special role in your life - your angel :D
Good Job Chilly!! It was nice of Heidi to take a chance on him, it was life saving!!
So good to hear a good story about a pit bull - Chilly is a real hero, and Heidi is to be admired for adopting her and giving her a loving home. Chilly definitely rewarded Heidi for her generosity!
WTG Chilly, Awesome stuff, talk about timing, it happens all the time just when needed. Good work Heidi, U got payed back full force in saving Chilly & in return u saved U'r own life 2, All in rescuing a beautiful loving dog in it's time of need 2. Good 4 U, now that's Karma, best of luck 2 the both of U, God bless
One of our rescues is a bully mix and she is the sweetest, most loving little fur baby! She stays by my side whenever I don't feel well. Congrats to Heidi for giving Chilly a chance to show how special she is!
Great story and Chilly is just adorable!
Its so refreshing to hear a good Bully story. Kudos to Heidi for opening her heart and home to a rescue dog and a big hooraah for Chilly being a hero <3
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