Around 10 p.m. Thursday night, Aubrey Christopher was awakened by the growling of his usually docile 1-year-old Pit Bull, Blue.
When Christopher got up to see what was the matter, he saw three strangers standing on the porch of his Kansas City, Mo., home. One man had a gun, and another was holding a knife.
Christopher ran to his kitchen to find something to protect himself with. In the meantime, Blue burst through the screen door.
The Pit Bull scared off the criminals, but was stabbed in the neck in the process.
“I didn’t know what to do,” Christopher told KCTV. “It was terrible. I called the police and wrapped a pillow case around his neck to try to stop the blood.”
With help from the Kansas City Police Department, Christopher rushed Blue to Union Hill Animal Hospital.
“He’s such a sweet dog,” Dr. Christina Belew, the veterinarian who treated Blue, told KCTV. “He was licking the hospital staff as they were treating his wounds. Everyone fell in love with him.”
Blue is now recovering at home with his grateful dog dad.
“If it wasn’t for him, I’d be a dead man,” Christopher told KCTV. “I’m just so glad he’s going to be okay.”
The Union Hill Animal Hospital offered a discount for Blue’s emergency treatment. The $600 bill was paid by the nonprofit Frankie’s Friends, according to KSHB.
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Photo via Frankie’s Friends