Family of Rottweilers save life of lost 80 year-old woman
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Rottweilers are a domestic breed of dogs that are perceived to be quite aggressive in nature, but that isn’t always the case. A while back, sometime last year, a family of four rottweilers behaved out of their nature in one act to save a stranded old woman (80 years of age) after being stranded and trapped within a school compound for over 15 hours. Apparently, she was confused, hence her being stranded, and considering her age, that isn’t surprising.
The four rottweilers, Billy, Tillie, Gerrard and May were out for their regular nighttime walk at around 1:20am when they committed the heroic act on the playing field of Bournside School in Cheltenham. They were being escorted by their owner and his nephew at the time as is the norm given to the known aggressive nature of rottweilers, more so when around people. Once they set their sights on the confused elderly woman, they hopped across the school field and immediately formed a beeline for the poor lady as a way of assisting.
The owner, David Malt and his nephew, Jack, were equally surprised by the dogs’ actions after they leapt across the field to where the old woman was stranded in the compound bushes. It was Jack who noticed the rottweilers hovering over at that specific spot as Lana, her mother reported. She went on to confirm that it was the female rottweiler who stuck by the poor old lady’s side while licking her until her owners reached the spot.
The story went that the poor lady had been lost and stranded by the school bushes after having alighted from a bus at the wrong place at 10 o’clock early that day. She was headed to her place of residence, which isn’t that far from the school itself. Later on after being rescued from her bewildering situation, the poor old lady was taken to Gloucestershire Royal hospital for medical assistance after an ambulance service did a quick check-up on her. She had been left vulnerable in the cold for too long and if David and Jack hadn’t gone to take the dogs out for their normal nightly walk, she would have most probably not survived her shocking and terrifying situation; at least that’s what Lana thinks.
As for the four rottweilers, much praise and credit were well accorded. Lana owns one of the dogs and she stated that it was refreshing to hear something positive, considering the way rottweilers are perceived publicly as aggressive.