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Hero Pit Bull Mercey Sacrifices Herself to Save Guardian from Machete Attack

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Pit bulls are often misunderstood, but they are undeniably loyal companies – some have even been known to protect their guardians in dire situations.

One of these amazing pit bulls is brave Mercey of Edmonton, Canada, who recently saved her guardian from a violent machete attack.

Last Tuesday, a group of four men broke into the home of Mercey’s guardian, and after an argument broke out, one of the men attacked her with a machete.

Before severe injuries were dealt, four-year-old Mercey stepped in, jumping up and sacrificing herself to protect her beloved guardian.

“I don’t know where this assault would have ended, but I think the assault on her was effectively stopped by the dog,” said Edmonton Police Staff Sgt. Randy Wickins to Calgary Sun.

Mercey was rushed to Edmonton’s emergency veterinary clinic, suffering from two major life-threatening injuries. Since her guardian could not afford the $400 surgery, the kindhearted downtown division of the Edmonton Police stepped in to foot the bill.

“The severity of the blows, they could very easily have fractured [Mercey’s] spine. I think the intent was there, likely, to do that,” said emergency vet Brent Jackson to Calgary Sun. “Fortunately, she’s a strong enough dog and a tough enough dog that that didn’t happen.”

Brave Mercey is expected to make a full recovery and will return home soon to be with her guardian.

Looking for another heartwarming animal story? Find out all about brave Princess Coco Wing right here.

Image source: CTV News

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17 comments on “Hero Pit Bull Mercey Sacrifices Herself to Save Guardian from Machete Attack”

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Rose Cucinotta Hoelle
4 Years Ago

Great doggie! Now I think here it would be much more than 400 dollars!

Susan White
4 Years Ago

what a great dog - article made me cry!

Rosemary J Lachance
4 Years Ago

Once again your stupid ads block the writing of the story!!

Liz Tanner
4 Years Ago

Animals are better than most ppl. <3

Morganne Downing
4 Years Ago

The poor cutey pie. :(

Kary Cham
4 Years Ago

A man attacked her guardian with a machete while at home in Canada? Wow!!! I though Canada was a safe place to live,

Alicia Feliciano Slack
4 Years Ago

Ugh wow! So amazing! Kristal Umana

Serene Ong
4 Years Ago

You can be sure there will be more expenses like meds, pain killers, follow up visits to the vet, etc... I worry for Mercey. I hope her 'guardian' will come through for her on those. Or at least set up a fund for her...

Selina Gutierrez
4 Years Ago

I love this story! Not just bc of the dogs selflessness but also bc the police force paid for the dog's surgery! I think that kind of kindness is rare from the police force here in the US. Way to go Canada! Such a beautiful dog!

Jill Ferrari Gantz
4 Years Ago

Hell, yes Serene Ong. You are so right.


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