Pit bull that saved woman from knife attack up for adoption

A stray pit bull that became a hero after intervening when a woman was being attacked is up for adoption.

The dog, named Hero, was stabbed five times July 22 in the process of saving the woman in Baldwin, Georgia, according to WATE. Officers took him to a veterinarian who was able to save the 7-year-old pit bull.

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"I don't think we could have let that dog suffer and die," Timothy Clay, one of the responding officers, told WATE. "We felt like we needed to get that dog some help after what it had been through."

Carla Welch, who runs Fighting for the Bullys, a pit bull rescue group, paid the medical bills, which were reduced by the veterinarian.

Now, Hero, who is laid back and likes people, has recovered and is available for adoption, Welch told WATE.

"He has had a really rough life. He has had a bum back leg and a bum front leg, but he gets around fine and he's looking for a good friend," Welch told WATE.