Dogs truly are man's best friend, and in this story, man can sure as hell be a dog's best friend too.
Why's that? Well because this guy's pooch got into a spot of bother with a 350 pound bear but the doggo's owner risked his life to save his best friend by punching and tackling the gargantuan bear.
Keep scrolling to check it out.
Dogs are truly man's best friend.
In fact, it's basically what unites the internet.
They are part of the family.
And they remain one of our nation's favorite pets.
But, it's no secret that dogs aren't for everyone...
via: Getty ImagesAnd that’s fair enough. But what isn’t fair enough is when people neglect and abuse dogs, or any animal, for that matter.
Too many people still hurt and abandon innocent and defenseless animals...
via: Getty ImagesShockingly, about seventy million stray animals are living in the U.S. alone - proving that alarming numbers of people think it's acceptable to dump or abandon their pets.
But of course, there is hope.
All a dog needs is a second chance...And for someone to care for them.
One such heartbreaking story emerged a few months back.
via: I Paw'd It ForwardWhen one doggo was seen wagging its little tail as its owners walked the golden retriever towards woodland before running back to the car.
Thankfully this dog was rescued.
Those at I Paw'd It Forward were disgusted.
via: I Paw'd It ForwardAnd posted a large rant on Facebook, addressing just how bad it is to abandon your pets.
And thankfully, those responsible were caught.
via: I Paw'd It ForwardWriting about the ordeal, I Paw'd It Forward said:
Before you start reading, I would like to update everyone on the status of this case. We believe we have identified the owner. Through the incredible tips we have received, we are pretty confident we have identified her. We have provided her information to Law Enforcement/Animal Control and they will be following up on this. We will not be sharing her information at this time.
"Thank you to EVERYONE."
via: I Paw'd It Forward
Everyone that called in tips, that tried to make out the plate, that spent hours reviewing the video to put things together. Thank you to Alyssa and Brandon for not standing by and letting this play out. Thank you to them for stepping up for this pup, for being his voice.
"We need more people like you!"
We cannot provide additional details, yet. We need to let the enforcement agencies do their job. Please don't be involved in muddying the waters. Let us let them work.
But many people love their dogs and will do literally anything for them.
via: I Pawd It ForwardAnd one such owner is Californian man, Kaleb Benham, who risked his life to save his beloved pooch.
Kaleb was inside his home in California when he heard a noise outside.He heard a growl and when he went to investigate he saw his beloved pit bull being mauled by a 350 pound bear.
"I heard a growl, looked about 75–100 feet down, and the bear was dragging him by his head, had his head in his mouth."
via: Pixabay"Honestly the only thing I could think of was ‘save my baby", he told Sacramento's CBS station.
"I just ran down there, plowed into the bear, tackled it and grabbed it by the throat and started hitting it in the face and the eye until it let go."
My first thought was that I was going to lose him...But miraculously they both survived the horrific attack and are recovering well...