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Pit Bull Takes Bullet To Save Owner

For anyone who still thinks it's about the breed and not the dog, this story might make you think twice. A robber broke through the...

Horst Hoefinger  |  Dec 11th 2008

For anyone who still thinks it’s about the breed and not the dog, this story might make you think twice.

A robber broke through the front door of the Trawick family home in Oklahoma City. The family dog D-boy, a Pit Bull, jumped into action and took a bullet to the head.

Roberta Trawick was sitting on the couch when a man busted in, through the front door.

“He came in, pointed a gun at me and said, Get down on the ground’,” Trawick said.

The next thing Roberta knew, D-boy ran in from another room, ready to attack.

“I was too scared to move, I didn’t know what to think,” Trawick said.

But before D-boy could get a hold of the intruder, the man started shooting.

“I seen him shoot the dog twice,” Trawick said. “He shot him once in the head and he was still going after him and the guy shot him again.”

D-boy was shot three times, altogether. The intruder, apparently spooked, took off out the front door.

Unbelievably, D-boy made it through surgery and is still alive. According to Trawick, the vet said the dog’s hard head is what helped him survive. Unfortunately the family now faces vet bills in excess of $1,500 and they don’t have enough money to cover it.

If you would like to help this heroic dog you can make a donation to:

The Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care Hospital
1800 W. Memorial Road
Oklahoma City, OK 73134

Police are still looking for the man who shot the family dog. If you have any information, call Crimestoppers at 405-235-7300.

Wishing the heroic D-boy a speedy recovery.

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