The animal shelter is called "Friends of Strays," but perhaps it should be named "Strays You Want to Have as Friends" instead. Particularly Mabeline, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix known as an "absolute sweetheart." (And sometimes fearless attack dog.)
Just ask the 17-year-old girl who took Mabeline for a walk a few weeks ago. A volunteer for the shelter, she was walking the dog down a path behind the building when she was attacked from out of nowhere -- by a man who turned out to be a registered sex offender! Yikes!
The attacker, Michael Bacon, chased the girl and grabbed her hair, pinning her to the ground. Unable to move, she was completely helpless. Until ...
Mabeline the Wonder Dog to the rescue! The second she saw her friend in danger, the 38-pound dog pounced, scaring away Bacon and allowing the girl to escape.
The funniest part is, Mabeline was adopted soon after the attack, but her new owner didn't even know anything about the daring rescue at the time of the adoption.
I bet whoever took Mabeline home never has to worry about walking down a dark alley alone again!
Do you have a super-loyal dog? Would she save you from an attacker?
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