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Dog saves Florida girl from attack by registered sex offender

Cebu : Philippines | Mar 23, 2012 at 11:23 PM PDT
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Skooter reporting 03/24/12

A Florida girl was saved by a shelter dog from an alleged attack by a sex offender and is being hailed as a hero.

The 17-year-old girl worked as a volunteer for the Friends of Strays animal shelter in St. Petersburg a few weeks ago when she was attacked, WTSP-TV reported. She was walking with the shelter dog named Mabeline, a Rhodesian Ridgeback mix, down the road behind the building when a man supposedly grabbed her by the hair and pinioned her to the ground, according to the station.

The girl managed to break away from her attacker when the 38-pound dog apparently scared him away. The said assailant was identified as Michael Paul Bacon of St. Petersburg, Fla., the South Florida Sun Sentinel reported.

Shelter workers described Mabeline as an "absolute sweetheart," since she has been adopted.

The shelter’s executive director Beverly Passe told FoxNews.com that Mabeline was a fantastic stray dog who came to them and they were able to place her in a forever home. Passe added that they have plenty more liked her who needs homes, too.

Mary Callahan, Mabeline's new owner told the FoxNews.com that she didn’t know of the dog's heroic act when she took her in. Upon learning the full story, she saw Mabeline in a new perspective.

"I looked at my dog and I thought, 'You are a hero,'" she said.

Source: Foxnews

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Mabeline has a new home, and the gratitude of a shelter volunteer.
skooter is based in Cebu, Central Visayas, Philippines, and is an Anchor for Allvoices.
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