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Old 05-13-2007, 10:55 PM
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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WELLINGTON (AFP) - Nine-year-old Jack Russell terrier George is being honoured with a posthumous bravery medal for saving five New Zealand children from an attack by two pitbulls.

The medal from the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (SPCA) comes after US Vietnam veteran Jerrell Hudman said he was sending his Purple Heart medal to George's owner after hearing of the dog's bravery.

George, who had a heart problem, won fame after defending five children from the pitbulls in the small North Island town of Manaia a week and a half ago. The two pitbulls rushed at the five children on the street, prompting George to charge the much larger dogs as the children escaped.

http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20070508/od_afp/nzealandanimalsoffbeat;_ylt=Aj8.Ez3YBwODYdz2.M6q8G IuQE4F (broken link)
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Old 05-14-2007, 10:41 AM
Location: Charlotte, home of the NY/NJ refugees
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That is AWESOME, and Jerrell Hudman is a fantastic guy for his contribution. WOW!
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Old 07-17-2007, 08:52 PM
Location: Cambridge, New Zealand
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It was very very touching to watch on the news. I felt so sorry for the old guy who owned George. He had almost nothing....lived in an old house with old rundown furniture. But each night he and George watched tv, each sitting in their own chairs. He was very emotional when interviewed, and I felt gutted for him. I can only imagine the loneliness he would feel after the loss of his beloved dog.

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Old 12-11-2008, 02:54 AM
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I felt so bad after reading this message and please do not be upset always be proud that how your dog have surrived his life by saving kids . its easy to say but it is realy hurting when you loose because dogs are just like baby
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