A pup jumped in the line of fire, to try to save her human from being shot.
Cape Town, South Africa – There can be no greater sacrifice than putting one’s life on the line to protect a loved one, and this story about Savage the pup is tragic but shows exactly that!
A recent tragedy saw a local Cape Town resident lose his life in a fatal shooting, during which time his faithful dog “Savage” tried to protect him with her own life.
Sadly the man did not survive the shooting, but his loyal companion now sits in a hospital kennel after being wounded in the crossfire. Her bravery reflects a truly strong bond between owner and dog- and this is certainly not the first time we have encountered stories of selfless animals trying to protect their guardians by throwing themselves in harm’s way.
“Savage was a rescue pup when Mujaahid Diedricks had found her – her ears already mutilated by a previous cruel encounter. From that day, when she became Diedricks’ pet, a relationship was bonded by love as he kept her safe, fed and cared for up until the day of his death,” – Tara McGovern, SPCA
This dog – a breed vilified in the press as a killer with no feeling- was only too willing to step into the line of fire to keep her master safe from harm.
Please stand up alongside us to honour such a heroic act of bravery by sharing this amazing story. Thankfully this dog has made a healthy recovery at the Cape SPCA animal hospital.
“Our thoughts are with the relatives and friends of Mujaahid Diedricks, and we hope that Savage’s recovery and return home to her in-laws’ family, will bring some measure of comfort to the family in their time of grief,” – Tara McGovern, SPCA.