Hoggie The Hero Is Grand Marshall

 |  May 29th 2009  |   1 Contribution


In early May I posted about Hoggie, the dog who saved his owners from a mountain lion attack. He suffered serious injury, ending up with over 100 stitches.

Hoggie is going to be honored at a parade this Saturday, he was chosen to be Grand Marshall.

Hoggie - the dog who tangled with a mountain lion in the Cleveland National Forest earlier this month - will be grand marshal in a parade in Arcadia on Saturday.

The Queensland Heeler-Labrador mix will wear a super dog cape at the Whiskers 'n' Tails Pet Fair & Parade on Saturday. The popular annual city event will take place at Arcadia's City Hall and include a fair with animal-care vendors, local veterinarians, groomers, trainers, pet sitters and more.

"The whole story of Hoggie just gripped me," said Leo Diaz, a city staff member who came up with the idea to honor the heroic dog. "How they raced down the hill to the vet to save his life. And the way Hoggie saved theirs. I was pulling for him the whole time he was in surgery. I can't wait to meet him."

Diaz also hopes people who live in the 56,000-person town close to the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains will learn from Hoggie's story.

"We have a lot of hiking trails here and awareness is key when living in mountain lion country," said Diaz.

Way to go Hoggie, a well deserved honor.

* Pic courtesy STEVE ZYLIUS, THE ORANGE COUNTY REGISTER

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