When you’re looking for a new pet, it’s always better to adopt from a shelter. It’s a chance to give an animal a better life than it has had so far.
Sometimes, though, the animal you rescue will end up rescuing you right back. That’s what happened to Robert McGowan when he adopted two pit bulls, Ellabelle and Ladybug, from a local shelter.
Despite the breed’s reputation, Robert found the pit bulls to be friendly and kind. But he was shocked to discover just how protective they were of him when he was attacked in his garage by four strangers. Ellabelle and Ladybug jumped into action, barking and chasing the attackers away.
Robert was left with a black eye but felt grateful that his dogs had saved his life. He shared his story to encourage people to adopt rescues, writing, “They saved my life. Please consider adopting a rescue. They might save your life too.”