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The Other Side Of Pit Bulls: Titan Rescues Human Mom

Pit bulls have gotten a really bad reputation over the past couple of decades and it has led to numerous communities banning the breed. While some of the dogs have shown aggressive and even violent tendencies, they can also have a sweet, caring side that gets far less press. This has led to many debates over whether it is American Pit Bull Terrier (Photo via Creative Commons via Wikimedia)American Pit Bull Terrier (Photo via Creative Commons via Wikimedia)really the dogs or the owners that are at fault. In 2011, Titan saved the life of one of his owners after she had collapsed in the bedroom.

John Benton of Atlanta was trying to go to work one day but Titan wouldn't let him leave the house. The dog was barking and making agitated circles in front of the door, blocking the way. It dawned on Benton that the dog had something on his mind and decided to follow him to see what was up.

Titan led Benton back upstairs to the bedroom. There he found his wife, Gloria, lying on the floor bleeding from the head. She was rushed to the hospital where it was discovered that she had suffered a brain aneurysm. When she collapsed she hit her head and fractured her skull.  Doctors told Benton that if Titan had not alerted him to the situation Gloria very well may not have survived.

Titan was later honored with a Neighbor of the Year Award by the Vintage Pointe Neighborhood Association. Not only was Titan the first dog to receive the award, he was also the first male.

Source: CBS Atlanta

Laurie Kay Olson
Animal News Blogger

Dec 21, 2013
by Anonymous
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It's good to see people

It's good to see people giving Pit Bulls a fair go. Thank you. Most people who are afraid of them feel that way just because of the media hype. A small number are extremists but more and more frequently informed and well-founded commentary is getting out there and the public view of the breed/s is softening.

With so many recognised and respected organisations and experts speaking up for these dogs we can realistically hope for an end to the witch hunt and the return to the deserved reputation of America's dog.

Dec 22, 2013
by Laurie Kay Olson
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My whole purpose behind

My whole purpose behind doing a series of articles on The Other Side Of Pitbulls" is exactly that -- an attempt to balance out the reporting. All of the pitties that I have met personally have been wonderful, gentle dogs.

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