A rescued pit bull is being credited for saving her owner from a home invasion in Louisville, Kentucky on Monday. Kelsey Leachman had been watching television on Monday evening when her pit bull named Layla became agitated and ran into the kitchen.
According to WAVE News, Layla started barking and growling indicating to Kelsey something was just not right. Moments later Kelsey stood facing an intruder in her kitchen, and as she ran for the door to escape, the intruder knocked her to the floor.
“The whole time Layla was barking and biting his legs and going crazy, and I was kicking and screaming,” stated Kelsey.
Fortunately Layla biting the man while Kelsey struggled and forcibly pushed him out of the door worked. Police were able to track the man to a nearby high school parking lot where he likely left his vehicle and walked over to Kelsey’s home. What really mattered, however is that Layla knew something was wrong and protected her human companion.
Layla was adopted two years ago, when at the time, she had been starved and covered in fleas and ticks.The two are always together, and one could easily say they have lovingly rescued each other.
The suspect has not been apprehended, but has been described as a six-foot male, mid 30s with a buzz style hair cut.
You’re a hero Layla. Good job!
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