Teens being hailed heroes for saving girls from attacking dog

by: Diana Davis Updated:

WALTON COUNTY, Ga. - Two teenaged boys are being called heroes for rescuing two little girls from a pit bull attack.

Channel 2’s Diana Davis went to Walton County Friday and talked to the boys and the little girls, who thanks to their rescuers, don't have a scratch.

The backyard trampoline is the favorite play time place for the two girls.

Thursday afternoon, out of nowhere, the girls said the neighborhood pit bull, Goliath, came after them.

“He started acting very weird and I started getting really scared,” said 8-year-old Peyton Green.

 So was her friend, 6-year-old Cambrie Moore, who showed Davis where the dog gnawed at the trampoline.

“He was like putting his head up here and he got stuck and he was biting right here,” Moore said.

Neighbor, 14-year-old Jared Borne, jumped in to help and called 9-1-1.

“The jaw was about this wide and it was bleeding,” Borne said.

Borne’s brother Christopher saw the attack. He tried to distract the dog but it went after him.

Soon all four kids were on the trampoline trying to get way.

“He wouldn’t stop no matter what we tried to do,” Christopher Green said. “I almost thought he was foaming at the mouth because he was acting really weird.”

Both boys lifted the panicked girls out of reach of the dog until animal control and police arrived.

Both girls’ moms are calling the boys heroes.

Borne he has a karate black belt and said his teacher taught him well.

“It’s just something quick reaction time and I’m thankful for my instructor, Mr. Brown, for teaching me you have to think fast,” Borne said.

Walton County Animal Control said they had handled at least one previous incident with the dog.

The animal control director said he believed the Sheriff’s Department handled at least another two.

The dog was euthanized Friday morning and the owner has been fined.

The kids said the dog’s owner has apologized to both families.

Although both girls said are sorry when anyone loses a pet, but they said they are happy to know this particular dog wont threaten anyone else.


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