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Pit Bull Leads Good Samaritan To Stricken Owner In Double Trouble State Park

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CENTRAL NJ -- Frank Delarosa thought it was strange to see a pit bull running down a sugar sand path near the cranberry bogs at Double Trouble State Park on Friday, her leash dragging behind her.


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Catherine Turley (192)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:25 am
i much prefer this news, lol.

Sue H (7)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:59 am
Good dog! Great good samaritan who listened to Lilly!

Cheryl B (64)
Monday June 4, 2012, 12:00 pm
great story

Cheryl B (64)
Monday June 4, 2012, 12:01 pm
thanks BarbCat

Aimee A (177)
Monday June 4, 2012, 12:14 pm
Thanks for posting!

Nancy M (147)
Monday June 4, 2012, 2:04 pm
Thanks for posting.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday June 4, 2012, 2:17 pm
thnx for posting great litt6le dog.

mar l ene dinkins (264)
Monday June 4, 2012, 2:34 pm

. (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 3:13 pm

Past Member (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 4:23 pm
life has value beyond measure
Peace and Love

Kay M (347)
Monday June 4, 2012, 4:23 pm

Marie W (67)
Monday June 4, 2012, 4:50 pm
Great dog.

Robert O (12)
Monday June 4, 2012, 4:52 pm
Thanks Barb.

Patrizia S (315)
Monday June 4, 2012, 4:58 pm
Thank You sweet barb I love the story!!!: )

samantha l (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 5:27 pm
Good girl! Great news, I hope her owner makes a full recovery

aj E (164)
Monday June 4, 2012, 5:38 pm
nice work.

aj E (164)
Monday June 4, 2012, 5:47 pm
thanks for sharing.

Pat B (354)
Monday June 4, 2012, 6:05 pm
What a wonderful story. Lilly saved her mistress!!! What a loving dog!! Thank you Barb for this.

Christeen Anderson (312)
Monday June 4, 2012, 6:31 pm
Great companion.

Ellen m (215)
Monday June 4, 2012, 8:58 pm
Thanks so much for another of your "feel good" story BarbCat....and for promoting a good story on a pittie.
I'm sure there are plenty more out there that people just don't get the chance to hear, but as people who care, and are tired of seeing them get the bad rap (that rightfully belongs to the owners!) it's stories like this that need so much more promoting then the bad..thank you!

. (0)
Monday June 4, 2012, 10:40 pm
Thanks BarbCat. Finally a good story! More prominence should be given to these heartening 'pitbull' stories, especially where BSL applies.

Holly Lawrence (430)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 1:33 am
I love pitbulls ! Their loyalty knows no bounds ...I have two rescued pits now and they are the most gentle and loving beauties, they sleep each night wih my 2 and 5 year old ...:)

R. G (12)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 1:37 am
Great story, thank you Barb.

Patricia H. (440)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 6:31 am
noted,great story

TomCat S (124)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 8:32 am
Good dog, but a cat would have done it better. ;-)

MmAway M (520)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 8:37 am
Awww Barb! Love this type of news! Now I will sign off on a happy Note! Gotta love our Best Friends!

Flagged the Stupid Spam that was in the middle of the comments! Thank you so much Barb! xxx

Barbara K (62)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 8:46 am
I left a comment yesterday,, Sweetie, see it isn't here. Seemed to be care2 problems yesterday. So I will leave another one. Thanks, Sweetie. That is a really loyal dog, if only people could be that loyal. How sweet it is that the dog was able to go for help for its master.

. (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 9:33 am
This is like a story from Lassie...

Carolina Amnell (74)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 10:47 am
Thanks Barb for sharing this wonderful story! So nice to read good news!
@Dai go somewhere else to spam. Care2 is for important causes not to gain cheap publicity

Nicole W (646)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 11:50 am
WONDERFUL!!! Thanks Barb, maybe the ignorant will finally recognize this as a lovable and loyal breed!

DORIS L (61)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 12:31 pm
A good dog! Shared this on facebook.

Marsha Andrews (57)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 12:40 pm
Pit bulls (and other large breeds) get such a bad rap, reflective of dumb ass owners who shouldn't own any animal. Love and caring heals any dog, any size. This can certainly be said for cats and other animals as well. Humans are the problem.

I'm not sure if it would make a difference for the ill intended, but I feel every dog/pet owner should be required to take a course in animal welfare.

Lori Udenberg (3)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 12:49 pm
Another GOOD article about a Pitbull that was rescued from abuse and saved the life of their rescuer.Proving again the loyalty of these dogs.

Fred Krohn (34)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 1:09 pm
I've seen Staffordshires who would enter a burning house to retrieve the 2 year old kid hiding under the bed. I've heard tales of a service dog fetching help for her owner's tipped over wheelchair. I've read of dogs, cats, and horses who've done better service than the paramedics in keeping their humans alive and healthy. Animal problems are generally due to abuse by humans...

carol Adolphson (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 1:12 pm
stories like these are great, especially with pits. they need to be ambassadors for the breed. pits are the best!

Kerrie G (116)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 1:19 pm
Noted, thanks.

Shirley H (49)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 1:23 pm
Pit Bull dogs are made out to be aggressive, troublesome dogs. The complete opposite is true.
Shirley H.

Lisa Neste (202)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 1:29 pm
Thanks for posing Barb, yet another example that Pitt's are good & loyal dogs!

Isabelle J (81)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 1:42 pm
Good dog!

Lynne Buckley (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 2:12 pm
Good story

Evelyn B (79)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 2:24 pm
Noted Tks Barb.....

Lindsay K (6)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 2:47 pm
Another great story! Thanks

Tuesday June 5, 2012, 2:50 pm

Tuesday June 5, 2012, 3:16 pm
Cool news, glad everything turned out okay.

jennifer t (41)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 3:52 pm
Great girl Lilly.Good to see wonderful pitbulls receiving some positive publicity for a change

Linda P (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 3:57 pm
What an amazing dog!! They are the best and I hope the woman is doing okay.

Ruth C (87)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 4:27 pm
So a Pit Bull did this, that is why I always say "Never judge a book by its cover!"

Good girl!!

Christopher Fowler (82)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 4:36 pm
Just more proof that it is the owner, not the breed, that makes a dog bad.

carol k (17)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 4:46 pm
dogs are truly a generous gift from God our Creator and theirs as well. I pray the dogs owner is well and gets better. so that her and the pit dog can resume their home life together.

Nelson Baker (0)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 5:14 pm
Animals are so intelligent.

Kate Kenner (215)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 6:28 pm
You mean all pit bulls are not dangerous? Only kidding. There should be more stories like this in the mainstream media. We had a pit here in MA also named Lilly who pulled her person off the train tracks after she fell. Lilly put her own life at great risk and had to have her leg amputated. I get so angry when people stereotype these dogs. I lived with one and really ti was not best for either of us but I made a commitment to her and she stayed till she died. I became a champion for them after her death.
If you look in the news you will rarely see anything bad that pits have done you can hear or see the news and see numerous reports of killings by people. How can they not see that?

Shirley S (187)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 7:48 pm
A dog with GOOD instincts.

Gloria H (88)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 8:40 pm
This is GOOD KARMA in action.
Why are we getting spam for products from China? It's probably such poor quality it doesnt even make it into the stores!

janet f (29)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 8:45 pm
And if we listen to the screaming morons, all pit bull-like dogs should be killed. What exactly will it take for those morons to realize that it's not the dogs but the people who use them as weapons that should be put to sleep.

Terri Hughes (416)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 10:15 pm
Finally, a good heart warming story. This dog was a guardian angel to her owner. Thanks to the man that saw the dog running down the road dragging her leash. So glad you rescued her and she lead you to her owner. Pit bulls can be just as gentle as any other dog. It is all in the way people train them. Any dog can be aggressive if you train it to be. God Bless this dog for being a hero!!!

Robert Hardy (68)
Tuesday June 5, 2012, 10:50 pm
Animal compassion. Surprises you don't it.

Angela Gottschalk (0)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 12:29 am
Great doggie, hope the owner is doing OK

Gitte L (46)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 12:44 am
A new rescue by a "dangerous" pit bull. Ban the deed, not the breed.

Caroline S (78)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 2:24 am
Good dog!

Elize Labuschagne (181)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 3:10 am
A man"a best friend again. Thanks for story.

Lillian Martin (1)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 3:12 am
Positive press for pitbulls. hooray...

Cheryl B (64)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 4:03 am

Sandi C (90)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 6:39 am

Maggie Carmel (5)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 9:22 am
One more great story to show people that pit bulls are ok and not "killers"
Thank you to the person that followed him not having any fear of the pup even though it was a pit many people due to ignorance would've probably not want to even get near him.

Nan Towle (75)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 9:29 am
Great Story! Bad publicity, bad dog owners and all the hype makes the news more than good stories. Let's keep the good ones coming! Thank you for this one.

Rosie Lopez (73)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 10:21 am
thanks barbcat!

reft h (66)
Wednesday June 6, 2012, 10:58 pm
great story, thanks for sharing!

Elsie Au (259)
Thursday June 7, 2012, 4:34 am
Thanks for the great story. This is a good example to show people what pit bull really is.

Thursday June 7, 2012, 10:46 am
Great story:)
Thank you, Barb! ♥

Dianne D (490)
Saturday June 9, 2012, 11:08 pm
I hope everything works out and the dog and it's human have a long healthy life together. Another story about a human saving a dog who in turns saves the human. Who saved who?

Past Member (0)
Monday June 18, 2012, 3:32 pm
A very nice, heartwarming story. This should be used as proof that pit bulls are not bad dogs overall, but once again that the owners are at fault for any bad behavior as this dog proves that it is a good, smart dog.

Latonya W (82)
Monday June 18, 2012, 3:58 pm
wow wonderful story

Past Member (0)
Thursday June 28, 2012, 5:09 pm
Thanks for sharing.
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