When a neighbor becomes involved in a domestic dispute, Blitz the pit bull jumps into action and possibly saves her life.
In a controversial act, Montreal is struggling with the decision to ban pit bulls. But it's important to remember that pit bulls aren't all bad. In fact, they can be wonderful pets if they're trained and cared for properly. One pit bull, Blitz, is even a hero after saving a neighbor during a domestic dispute.
Blitz's owner chooses to stay anonymous, but recognizes that her dog played an important part in her female neighbor's safety during a night in 2009. Blitz, then two years old and 100 pounds, was inside her home with her when she heard noises coming from outside. Blitz's owner saw her female neighbor being beaten and dragged toward a car by her ex-husband, Steven Schumacher.
Before Blitz's mom could act, Blitz himself sprang into action. He pushed past his mom and raced outside, straight to their neighbor. While Blitz didn't bite Schumacher, he was intimidating enough so that the man relaxed his hold on the woman. The woman was able to run to the safety of Blitz's house. Schumacher was arrested and police discovered that he was carrying a knife.
Blitz's mom says that Blitz has never bitten anyone, and he never displays aggressive behavior unless it's during a situation like the domestic dispute. Blitz is a much-loved family dog, but he clearly knew that he needed to act in the situation.
Thanks to Blitz, everyone is safe.
Blitz may be a pit bull, but that doesn't make his actions any less heroic. Dog heroes come in all shapes, sizes, and breeds.