Saturday, December 15, 2007

Dogs Drag Drowning Boy Out Of Dam

How can anyone say that dogs are any less smart, or brave, than the average human being?

The dogs, a rottweiler cross and a Staffordshire terrier named Muck and Tank, were today praised by the animal welfare group after they dragged their two-year-old owner from the dam on a property near Mackay, on the central Queensland coast.

Police said the dogs' heroic actions were discovered when the Andergrove property owner heard a noise and found the boy and his dogs on the embankment of her dam about 11am (AEST) yesterday.

The boy was covered in mud, had marks on his upper arms, and there were drag marks from his body in the mud, consistent with the dogs pulling him from the water.

Police said the boy had wandered from his home to a nearby property, and his dogs had followed.

Give the dogs bravery medals by all means, but why not the free run of a butcher shop as well for, say, half an hour?

The dogs' owner should get a medal as well for the best dog name of the year : Muck!