While animal owners know that it’s their duty to provide pet care to ensure their furry friend is happy, some may not realize that animals can return the favor. When Liz Maxted-Bluck was taking her 2-year-old Rottweiler, Jake, out for a walk, she had no idea that her beloved canine would be proclaimed a hero.
The pair were walking in a park in West Midlands, UK, last July when they heard a woman screaming, according to the Daily Mail. While Maxted-Bluck thought it was just children playing, Jake, a former rescue dog, ran into the woods to find an illegal immigrant attempting to rape a woman.
Jake chased the attacker away and circled both the girl and Maxted-Bluck to protect them. The attacker is currently on trial, where the judge was able to hear about Jake’s heroic efforts.
"He has always hated conflict so when he heard her screaming he must have known someone was in trouble," Maxted-Bluck told the court. "After he ran back to the woman, I rang the police and he circled us like he was guarding us. The woman was very grateful."