Leo was a timid little dachshund who loved to cuddle and spend time with his owners. So you’d probably never expect to hear that Leo was also a hero.
The Huffington Post reports that Leo had the chance to prove his bravery when a bull-mastiff jumped at a 10-year-old girl from behind and grabbed her arm.
Leo came rushing to the scene, barking at the large dog and biting it on the leg. The bull-mastiff then left the girl alone and went after Leo instead.
Leo fought back against the bigger dog but sadly lost his own life in the process.
Two weeks ago in Pancevo, Serbia, a life-size statue of Leo was built next to a children’s playground in a local city park, in honour of his bravery.
Children come and play near Leo’s monument, they also pay their respects and leave flowers.
Leo’s special monument is the first of it’s kind in Serbia, which reportedly has a big problem with stray dogs. The construction of Leo’s monument was encouraged by local animal rights group after his storyRead More »from Heroic dog receives rare honour for saving girl