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Pit Bull Hero Blocks Owner’s Attacker

Pit Bull Hero Blocks Owner’s Attacker

On Halloween, a woman in Richmond, Virginia, was attacked by her abusive partner. Luckily, her beloved pit bull, Chako, was there and came to her rescue, but he did not come out unscathed.

Seeing his owner in an altercation with her abusive partner, Chako jumped in to protect her. His intervention turned the attacker’s attention onto the brave pit bull, and he stabbed the dog repeatedly.

“As any good dog would do, when he saw her in trouble, Chako intervened and came to her aid, trying his best to keep the attacker from hurting his beloved owner,” Ring Dog Rescue posted on their Facebook page. “As a result of Chako putting himself in harm’s way, the attacker turned on him and stabbed him no less than a dozen times around the neck and chest.”

Chako was rushed to a veterinary clinic and, as his story came to light, some generous people and organizations came to help the hero. Ring Dog Rescue and Gracie’s Guardians posted a PayPal link, asking for donations for the $3,000+ vet bills that had already accrued. Within a day, they had raised the necessary amount, thanks to 200 individual donations, as well as support from the Humane Society of the United States.

Chako is now resting and recuperating at home with his owner. He has a lot of healing to do, but thankfully he’s surrounded by a lot of love.

Photo credit: Gracie’s Guardians

11/7/13 – UPDATE – According to, “Chako is doing well and continues to recover with his mother. The person responsible was arrested and there is pending legal activity underway.”


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4:26AM PDT on Aug 2, 2014

what a sweetie! thanks for sharing :)

6:22AM PST on Feb 24, 2014

This would have been a very different story if Chako had attacked the attacker. I hope that scumbag rots in prison.

5:41PM PST on Feb 22, 2014

I am so glad he will be ok. He is a hero and there's no question about that. He followed his instincts and came up roses. Dogs are not dumb animals.

10:04AM PST on Feb 4, 2014

love this!

10:02AM PST on Feb 2, 2014

Good day, all!

This is in reply to Sandra's query:
"What a sweet dog... how come animals are so selfless?!"

May I suggest that it's most likely because they have a heart and a brain that are both bigger than their egos, while humans all-too-often are the polar opposite. And as Dr J C Pearce points out, they are intelligent, but not intellectuals, so unlike us humans they never stand and mentally debate whether they should or should not do something, based on their evaluation of the person in plight as a worthy enough human.

9:52AM PST on Feb 2, 2014

Chako, you are a hero!!! Everybody thanks for your help

8:15PM PST on Jan 30, 2014

What a great protector, great friend, great companion, great dog. Pit Bulls get bad press but they are nice, loving dogs.

4:48PM PST on Jan 11, 2014

Sweet Chako!! It has been a couple months, so I hope you have healed up pretty well by now. Be proud of yourself for protecting your mama. I hope that nasty abuser stays in jail for a long, long time!!

3:57AM PST on Dec 24, 2013

Brave, wonderful dog!

10:51AM PST on Dec 23, 2013

what a sweet dog... how come animals are so selfless?!

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