A five-month-old hero pit bull puppy knows where his loyalty lies – he managed to stave off a would-be rapist who attacked his favorite human – 18-year-old Maya Fairweather. According to the New York Post, the pup named Apollo, managed to sink his teeth into the attacker’s lower leg and had no intention of letting go until he knew his owner was safe from harm, and the bad guy was long gone.
Maya had been visiting her boyfriend on Monday night in Brooklyn when she decided to take her active pooch for a walk and a run in the nearby park. Attaching Apollo to his leash and donning her headphones, the two walked to Red Hook Stadium Park. When she felt someone pull her headphones, originally Maya thought it was her boyfriend, but at that moment, the assailant knocked her over and tried to pull off her pants. That’s when Apollo rose to action.
“I fell down on my hands. I just closed my eyes because they say that if you see their face, they will kill you. I froze. I was really scared,” stated Maya.
The attacker was unaware that Maya still had her hand on the puppy’s leash, and that’s when Apollo took it into his own paws to attack. Apollo is normally a very friendly puppy and jumps on everyone for a pat and a hug, but the fierce little guy wasn’t about to let anyone hurt his favorite lady. Ironically Maya never wanted a puppy, but how she has changed.
You’re a good boy Apollo; you are a wonderful representative of your breed.
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(Photo of hero pit bull puppy screenshot NY Post)