There are few things to a parent more terrifying than to see your child in sudden danger. Well here’s a video that shows before Mom could reach the scene, a hero dog jumps in when a child is under attack and saves the day.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), about 4.7 million people are bitten by dogs in the U.S. each year and of those, about 800,000 require medical attention. While not all dog bites result in injuries, the CDC estimates that around 16,000 people require hospitalization each year due to dog bite-related injuries. So the risk to this boy was certainly real.
This video was captured by a surveillance camera outside the home of a six-year-old boy who is playing with his pet German shepherd, Tank, in their front yard. Suddenly, a neighbor’s dog comes charging across the yard, clearly targeting the young boy.
Tank springs into action, immediately confronting the attacking dog and protecting the boy. Tank actions give the boy time to run away; the neighbor, who owns the attacker, time to get his dog under control, and time for Mom to rush out and grab the boy.
This is a potential tragedy that was averted by the great pet. Watch the full video below and let us know what you think of this hero dog in the Facebook comments!
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