Editor’s Be aware: The El Paso Hearth Division first reported the canine’s title as Cosmo. Upon correction, the household notified he’s really named Astro.
EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) — Not all heroes put on capes. Some have 4 legs, a wagging tail and wish to bark.
Astro, an American Pit Bull Terrier, acquired all the eye Friday afternoon as Texas’ El Paso Hearth Division and El Paso Animal Providers joined to award the pooch for a heroic act.
The El Paso Hearth Division stated Astro alerted a Good Samaritan his proprietor was having a medical emergency. Emergency medical personnel have been alerted and responded to the decision.
Joined by his household, Astro acquired an award and a few particular canine cake on Friday. El Paso Hearth Division officers stated the decision was one thing in contrast to what they’d seen.
“We all know that the canine was even making an attempt to climb into the ambulance with the proprietor, firefighters needed to lure him right into a car for members of the family to return and decide him up. With out his assist the affected person might need by no means been discovered,” Enrique Duenas-Aguilar, an EPFD spokesperson, stated.
Not a lot data was offered in regards to the individual with the medical emergency out of privateness, however the household stated he’s recovering and secure.
The household stated they have been shocked as a result of they by no means gave Astro particular coaching to alert individuals within the case of an emergency.
“We by no means thought in 1,000,000 years he’d do one thing like that,” Bertha Martinez, Astro’s proprietor and the mom of the sufferer, stated.
The household adopted Astro a couple of yr in the past after they stated he would wander the streets as a stray. Martinez stated she really didn’t understand how lengthy they’d maintain him as a result of she was afraid of Pitbulls.
“I’ve all the time been afraid of Pitbulls and after we introduced him residence I wasn’t certain we’d maintain him for a very long time trigger he was going to develop up,” Martinez stated.
However then, he saved her son.
“In case you deal with him effectively and don’t hurt them or something then they turn into what he’s,” Martinez stated.
And what he’s, is a hero.
Ramon Herrera, interim director for El Paso Animal Providers, stated this can be a excellent instance to not decide canine primarily based on their breeds.
“Not solely was he a buddy however he was there to assist when his proprietor wanted him probably the most,” Herrera stated.
He encourages the pubic to contemplate adopting pets from the shelter somewhat than by way of breeders.
“He actually set an instance for canine that look similar to him, Astro is unquestionably a Pitbull and that is without doubt one of the essential breeds you discover in lots of shelters,” Herrera stated.
Astro’s household stated he’s going to get plenty of further love and treats and has a eternally residence with them.
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