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Brave Pit bull survives four bullets while defending owner from home invader

P8010053_thumb By Tamara | October 27, 2012 | Comments (6)

Kanien Bane defended his owner from an armed robber and was shot multiple times

A Pit bull who defended his guardian from an armed home invasion will survive after being shot 4 times in the head. Laurel Cartwright has had 7-year-old Kanien Bane since he was 6 weeks old and is extremely relieved her dog is stil alive. "It's a miracle, it is. It's a blessing," said Laure.

Laurel was on her computer at 3am when the front door of her Frankfort, Kentucky home suddenly opened and an unknown man came in. Kanien Bane immediately came to her defence and charged at the man, who then shot him twice in the head. Startled, Kanien Bane recovered and then rushed the man a second time and was shot two more times.

Laurel said the man then pointed the gun at her and threatened her, demanding "everything she had." He left with around $350. Kanien Bane was taken to emergency and then to Dr. Clint Bevins of the Animal Medical Center for examination.

Two bullets went through his ears and the other two lodged in his forehead and neck. Dr. Bevins said that the dog was in good shape considering. "He actually looks pretty good for what he’s been through," Dr. Bevins told the State Journal, adding that the dog has "a good spirit" but has " a pretty good headache". The two bullets lodged in Kanien Bane's forehead and neck will remain in the dog's body and are non-threatening.

Police are now seeking the suspect. He's described as 6 feet tall, around 170 pounds with a thin build. He is Caucasian and was wearing a hooded sweatshirt with some writing on the front and a mask that covered the lower portion of his face. Laurel's home is located on Polsgrove Street.

Police are asking anyone with information to call Detective Alan Burton at 875-8523. Anonymous information may be given to Frankfort Crime Stoppers at 875-8648 or at www.frankfortcrimestoppers.com. Crime Stoppers may pay a cash reward of up to $1,000 for information leading to an arrest.

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Comments on this Article

HURRAY! This dog deserves a medal! Pitties are tough as nails. I am so happy this fella survived and that his guardian is safe as a result of his actions. The scum that tried to rob the house needs to be caught and punished.
I hope if they find this guy he's charged with something comparable to attempted murder. In other words I hope the court doesn't attempt to mitigate his criminal intent because he only shot the dog. Obviously he had the gun and was prepared to use to take a life. I personally believe that's sufficient evidence to suggest that he was willing to kill the owner too had she tried to defend herself.
I'm happy this wonderful dog is still alive and doing well. There is one person that will forever believe in the true value of a friend and a Pit Bull. These dogs are awesome dogs, that are very unfairly persecuted.
True Hero... People Kill more People and everything else... Maybe we should be on the Top Most Dangerous List because nobody comes close to us...
hmmm.... wonder how long it'll be before they have the dog designated as "dangerous" and require the owner to have a 100,000 liability policy on him? Kane: regardless, you are a hero and a shining example to humans who could freakin well learn from you.
More stories about pits saving lives while risking their own. MORE PROOF this breed does NOT deserve to suffer under BSL laws.
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