Monday, January 5, 2009
Bakersfield, CA - In a rare event, it appears a 9-year old boy has saved a 12-year old girl and her dog, a chihuahua-mix, from a pit bull attack. The boy, Drew Heredia, said he held the dog for 20-minutes in a chokehold (specifically a "reverse naked chokehold") he learned by taking classes at a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio. Drew has only been taking classes for about 2-months, but his instructor said that he pulled the move off perfectly. Please watch the video to learn more.
"A 9-year-old Bakersfield boy is being called a hero after he saved a girl from a vicious pit bull. Drew Heredia says he and a friend were walking her small dog Tuesday when, out of nowhere, a pit bull jumped on the dog. The 12-year-old girl tried to save her little dog and the pit bull turned on her. Heredia says he jumped on the dog and applied a chokehold that he learned by taking classes at a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu studio in southwest Bakersfield.Drew's skills and actions are both amazing and heroic, but DogsBite.org does not recommend any child -- under any circumstances -- attempting to stop a violent pit bull attack.
He held the dog for 20 minutes until an animal control officer arrived. "At first I wanted to kick it, but then I thought, it’s not a good idea because it could get my leg," said Drew Heredia. The girl was taken to Mercy Southwest Hospital where she was treated for puncture wounds. The pit bull is being quarantined at the animal control office, where it will be euthanized after 10 days."
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| 1/08/2009 6:46 PM |
Update: dog will be put down. And surprise, surprise the pit nutters are not happy with the biased media.
"NOTE: Many readers wrote in after the initial story on Drew, upset that I ousted the dog as a pitbull, and not a mixed pitbull. I asked Davis about that, and she said the field officer categorized the dog as a pure bred pitbull. The dog has red markings typically found in a Rottweiler or Doberman, she said, so it could be mixed, but there's no knowing for sure."
| 1/16/2009 1:01 AM |
FABB has expanded their looney reach and set up a satellite branch in Bakersfield California.
Alan and Amanda (who not surprisingly are with holding their last names) saw the story and the dog's photo and just "fell in love" with him. They rescued the kid biter from death row and think it is friendly enough to be around their 3 kids, ages 5, 3 and 1.
Alan of course is an absolute buffoon attributing this kind of intelligence, memory and remorse to a dog:
"So far the dog, which has yet to be named by the couple, has not shown signs of aggression. Instead, the dog has sat on Alan’s lap and licked his face, like he understand he made a mistake and has been given a chance, Alan said. "
LOBOTOMIES FOR EVERYONE!
| 2/14/2017 4:19 PM |
Brazilian Jiu Jitsu is a great way to develop the young children. It will help the kids to develop self confidence and motor skills. This young kid is just one of the examples. Congratulations to Drew and I hope to see more attitudes like that.