Man trying to kidnap a 10-year-old girl, has no idea that her dog is nearby and ready to protect her
You adopt a dog for your child and think that he/she is a good addition to the family so that your child can play, cuddle, love and learn responsibility with him/her. But what if that one decision possibly saved your child’s life?
That’s exactly what happened to a 10-year-old child from Woodbridge, Virginia, when her dog prevented her from falling into the hands of a would-be kidnapper.
Don’t mess with a dog’s best friend.
Sure, most dogs are cute and don’t pay attention to non-threatening strangers, but if you put their humans in danger, you’ll regret it. Dogs are naturally very loyal creatures and instinctively feel compelled to protect what belongs to them and is threatened by anything.
Why are dogs so protective?
Most dog owners will confirm that the pets become part of their family and that the feeling is mutual. Dogs adopt you as much as you adopt them. This results from the packaging mentality they inherited from their wolf ancestors. Simply put, they don’t take it well if someone allows themselves what they think is their territory and their family. And they have an instinctive idea to sense danger.
The owners must of course take care that a dog does not see everything and everyone as a threat and reacts with aggression. Attacking strangers just because they are strangers, for example, must not go unpunished for the safety of humans and animals.
Nor do you want your own dog to see you as weak and in need of protection above all and everyone. Dogs seek recognition, i.e. if they see that you approve of nonsensical aggressive behaviour, then it will go on and escalate. You don’t want that.
However, it is also important for the owner to accept and promote the protective instincts of a dog. If the behavior is justified, then let your dog know that you appreciate it. As with the above incident, it can protect you or your child from harm.
In Heather Glenn Ct’s 1800 block in Woodbridge, Virginia, that was exactly what happened when a little girl went for a walk with her beloved dog. It was about four in the afternoon. According to a police report by Prince William County Police, a Hispanic man grabbed the girl’s arm and presumably tried to kidnap her. Your dog acted immediately and bit the man.
Because of the attacking dog, the man who was reported to be about 1.60m tall and weighing 66 kilos let the girl go and ran away. The police say he has dark brown hair and a goatee beard. He was last seen in light pants and a white shirt with stripes.
Thanks to the police’s Facebook post, the above information was passed on over 500 times. Unfortunately, despite the wide distribution of this video and the efforts of the authorities who used a K-9 unit to find the suspect, he remains unidentified.
If you have any information about the suspect contained in the video and Facebook mail, please do not hesitate to forward it. Do you have a story about the loyal protection of a pet? Maybe you know someone who is unsure if he should get his child a dog and who could be influenced by this story? Write your thoughts in the comments and help to raise awareness for this topic.