big hero barks for Muck and Tank!!!! I bet this boy’s parents are glad Muck and Tank weren’t victims of Breed Specific Legislation (BSL)!
Thanks to the HeraldSun.com.au for this article.
Dogs ‘deserve medal’ for saving drowning boy
December 14, 2007
TWO dogs that saved a toddler from drowning by pulling him from a neighbour’s central Queensland dam will be recommended for bravery awards, the RSPCA says.
The dogs, a rottweiler cross and a Staffordshire terrier named Muck and Tank, were today praised by the animal welfare group after they dragged their two-year-old owner from the dam on a property near Mackay, on the central Queensland coast.
Police said the dogs’ heroic actions were discovered when the Andergrove property owner heard a noise and found the boy and his dogs on the embankment of her dam about 11am (AEST) yesterday.
The boy was covered in mud, had marks on his upper arms, and there were drag marks from his body in the mud, consistent with the dogs pulling him from the water.
Police said the boy had wandered from his home to a nearby property, and his dogs had followed.
The boy was taken to Mackay Base Hospital as a precaution but was unhurt.
RSPCA Queensland chief executive Mark Townend (Townend) today said it was an extraordinary story.
“To actually drag a kid out of a dam is amazing,” Mr Townend said.
“It’s sort of a bit unbelievable at first but police assure me that’s exactly what’s happened.”