November 15, 2011
With pet adoptions, we often say, “who rescued who?” That has been proven true once again, by a dog saved from an Ohio county shelter kill list. A dog loving couple, Elizabeth and Lee Littler, rescued an underweight, injured St Bernard dog set to be killed at the local county shelter. They gave him the name Hercules in honor of his size and all that he’d been through with plans to nurture him back to health and find him a loving home.
That all changed a few hours later when Hercules suddenly began to growl, broke lose from Lee, and crashed through a screen door on their home to chase away an intruder. The Littlers learned the intruder had already cut their phone and cable wires. The amazing loyalty Hercules showed his Rescuers earned him a permanent spot in the family.
“To have adopted a dog 6 hours before the incident and have him already defending you with that resolve, it’s amazing. If you show care and affection to your animals, they will return it,” said Lee in an ABC news interview.
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