Brave Dog Died Defending The Lives Of His Family From A Bear Attack!

One wonderful thing about being a dog lover is that out doggies love us back just as much as we love them, if not more, Pete an English Setter, really proved this when he took on a bear…

Pete was out hiking with his owners in New York State when it all happened, Pete has been called a “True Hero” which he most definitely is!

This brave doggie, whole out on the hike stood his ground against a black bear, there were other dogs and walkers there too, he really was a brave and unwavering loyal dog.

One Twitter user posted about what happened, Ben White said:“So our friends lost their sweet setter Pete today …He and some other dogs surprised a black bear while on a hike.”

“Pete bravely protected the rest of the crew who got to safety. Pete later succumbed to his injuries. He was an older guy and went out a true hero. RIP PETE THE HERO!”

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The post got bigger and bigger like a rolling snowball, everyone shared and talked about the amazing Pete and what he had done, one guy twittered that Pete was a courageous warrior who saved others before he then had to cross the rainbow bridge, and he hoped he would now rest in peace, without pain.

Another guy quite aptly said just this:

“We don’t deserve dogs!”

The devastated people who were Pete’s owners said, on Instagram what happened:

“Today we lost our brave, old man Pete.”

“The dogs surprised a black bear just off the trail while we were hiking this morning. It must not have heard or smelled us with the pouring rain.”

“It felt threatened and turned around. Pete stepped up and held off the bear until I could get the other dogs to safety.”

We really send our sincerest love and thoughts to you Pete, you really scared that bear away and showed us all how amazing you are!

Below is an account from my husband of yesterdays pack walk. “Today we lost our brave, old man Pete. The dogs surprised a black bear just off the trail while we were hiking this morning. It must not have heard or smelled us with the pouring rain. It felt threatened and turned around. Pete stepped up and held off the bear until I could get the other dogs to safety. Once I was sure they were safe, I went back and scared the bear off, but Pete was gravely injured. I was able to get him back down to the main trail and, thanks to Cathi and Kate, we were able to get him in a car and to the hospital pretty quickly. He held on like a real trooper the whole time, and he was never alone in his pain. The x-rays revealed some pretty bad spinal damage that would mean he could never walk again, if he survived all the surgeries (not a certain thing at his age). We decided it was best to let him go this afternoon. Run free Pete, you no longer have all those aches and pains of old age. You had a great 18 months with us running the days away like you loved.” Please light a candle for Pete and remember that fostering and rescuing a dog can sometimes save you. Senior dogs have so much to give. Love you Petey. Save me some cheese for when we see each other again. ❤️💔❤️

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The post went on to say:

“He held on like a real trooper the whole time, and he was never alone in his pain. The x-rays revealed some pretty bad spinal damage that would mean he could never walk again if he survived all the surgeries (not a certain thing at his age).”

“We decided it was best to let him go this afternoon.”

“Run free Pete, you no longer have all those aches and pains of old age. You had a great 18 months with us running the days away like you loved.”

The owners finally announced that that give thanks to everyone that gave love to Pete, who was a senior dog. He was adopted from fostering, but his amazing actions really prove to us all that dogs are such noble and amazing creatures that deserve a loving and caring home, they all deserve our love!

We completely agree and we sincerely hope you now run free on the other side of the rainbow Pete!

Please share this amazing story with friends and family and let it be the inspiration to show others how amazing and noble and brave our dogs are and how they deserve love and kindness and a home!

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