Brave Pit Bull Takes Bullet to Save Owner in Robbery Attempt

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According to the NY Post, a brave 12-year-old Pitbull from Staten Island, NY took a bullet to the head to save the life of his owner during an apartment robbery early Saturday afternoon.

A robber dressed as a FedEx deliveryman entered an apartment claiming he had a package to deliver. When resident Justin Becker realized the man had invaded his home, the 32-year-old was able to push the robber to the ground and against the door. Kilo, Becker's Pit Bull, then came to Becker's side, sticking his head out the door to see how he could help. At that moment, the robber shot Kilo in the head and ran off.

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Immediately after, Becker picked Kilo up and brought him to the South Shore Animal Hospital in New Dorp. Kilo wouldn't give up. An X-ray showed that the bullet had entered Kilo's head, bounced off his skull and exited through his neck.

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"This is like, one in a million," said Dr. Greg Panarello, the veterinarian who operated on Kilo. Though there was swelling and blood, there was no fracture to the bone and no injuries to his brain.

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Heroic Kilo is now back at home resting safely with Becker.

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My pit bull's name is Kilo. That's Awesome

April 22 2012 at 1:31 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

pit bulls are the most loyal and smartest dogs. i have had other dogs but a pit bull is very protective of its owner and home.

April 05 2012 at 6:13 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

pit bulls are the smartest dogs that i have ever had. very loyal and protective.

April 05 2012 at 6:10 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

My dog looks EXACTLY like Kilo. My dog's big head would deflect the bullet also I bet.

April 05 2012 at 4:41 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

Just proves what I've espoused all along: a vicious dog is created by its owner!! My uncle had a pit bull throughout my growing up years and he used to sleep in my bed!! The pit bull, not my uncle!! Take that, Michael Vick!!!

April 05 2012 at 3:27 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

A hero pit bull and no one has a comment! If the story had been tragic and had a pit bull in it, I bet there would hundreds of people with nasty comments.

April 05 2012 at 1:04 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
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