Lee and Elizabeth Littler went to the county shelter looking for a pet, but what they found was a hero. The Littler’s adopted a very underweight Saint Bernard in need of some serious TLC. Fearing the large dog may be euthanized; they brought him home and promised to nurse him back to health. What happened next is amazing.
The Littler’s arrived at their home when the mild mannered and quiet dog, they had named Hercules, began to growl. Surprised by his reaction the Littler’s were stunned when the dog burst through the screen door, onto the back porch, and chased after an individual that had been trying to break into the Littler home through the basement door.
Hercules chased the would-be burglar through the backyard and grabbed the man’s pant leg as he attempted to scale the backyard fence. Unfortunately, the man was able to pull free of the dog’s grip and has not been identified.
The Littler’s have expressed extreme gratitude to the dog they had rescued just hours before that so quickly and willingly returned the favor. In fact Lee Littler has said, “To have adopted a dog 6 hours before the incident and have him already defending you with that resolve, it’s amazing. If you show care and affection to your animals, they will return it,” said Lee.
Hercules has definitely found a permanent forever family.
Good boy Hercules!