A Rottweiler puppy, 10-month-old in the Woodlands, Texas, is living up to his great name Hercules after he save his owner from a broad daylight attacker.
Catalina Humphrey was just walking her Rottweiler puppy ” Hercules ” on the well known Sawmill trail in the Grogan’s Mill community on Saturday around 4 p.m. Humprey said a man came and crept up from behind and decided to grabbed her shoulder close to South High Oaks Circle and Sawmill Road.
Catalina told KHOU 11 News that her Rottweiler puppy Hercules lunged into action even before she could react.
“Hercules went around and attacked him right behind me. I fell down. I was really surprised because he’s loving and sweet. I never knew he would exhibit that his side,” Humphrey stated.
My 110-pound puppy just sunk his teeth into the man and then bit him again and again said Humphrey.
The man reportedly cursed at her and ran off bleeding and screaming.
“I didn’t have any purse on me. I only had my exercise gear on. I didn’t have anything that would draw me out that made him to attack me like that,” said Humphrey. “I don’t really know what was his intention, but I know it was not good”
Humphrey immediately ran home and called on authorities. She rewarded Hercules with a “doggie spa day” and a bone.
She said Hercules usually has a very gentle personality and she was grateful and surprised to see that his side.
I am beyond grateful to know he protected me. “Because he saved my life, He is a hero” she declared.
Office of the Montgomery County Sheriff’s investigators have collected DNA from the mouth of Hercules’ and a scratch on the shoulder of Humphrey.
“I won’t forget his face,” she said. “I want somebody to turn him in. He really violated me.”
Deputies ramp up patrols in the affected area and are on alert since the unfortunate attack.
Also, investigators have been checking hospitals over the entire region for any patient with dog bites.
A sheriff’s office spokesman said authorities do not have reason to believe that the attacker is linked to other recent crimes in the region.
The attacker is described as a clean-shaven male in his 20’s and dark in color. He is believed to be around 5-foot-10 and weighs nearly 175 pounds.
He was putting on a red shirt, black jogging pants, and a black baseball hat, according to authorities.
Office of the Montgomery County Sheriff said they will add more patrols in the area and anybody with useful information should contact them.