A 13-year old South Wales girl has her Staffordshire bull terrier to thank during an attack made near her Ystrad Mynach home, reported Daily Mirror on July 5.
Megan Jones was walking with her 7-year-old bull terrier Midi for a walk on Edward Street and Pine Grove when a strange man approached her. When the man got close enough he attacked her with a stick.
Thankfully, Midi came to her owner’s rescue, where the dog bit the man’s leg, dragging him to the ground. Megan was able to escape and hide. Midi found Megan and the two went to a friends house to call her mom.
Although Megan wasn’t injured, she has since been afraid to leave her home. In an interview with Daily Mirror, Megan said of her dog
“It was very frightening but Midi was fantastic. She is my hero.”
The man is described as being in his 30’s, 5 feet 10 inches with a slim build, brown hair and a long fringe on a side of his face. He was wearing a black hoody, black skinny jeans and a silver chain hanging from a pocket. He also had on black plimsoll shoes with laces and one red fingerless glove made of fishnet material.
Anyone with information is asked to call Gwent Police on 101 and tell them it’s in reference to case 377 17/6/13.
It’s good to read of a bulldog defending its owner. Staffordshire’s are very protective of their owner’s. Midi risked her life in Megan’s defense. This attack could have had a very tragic ending, had the dog not been there to protect Megan.