Buddy, Kaleb Bentham’s Pit Bull, was playing outside of his Nevada County, California house the day before Thanksgiving. ilovemydogsomuch writes
Bentham heard a snarl and ran outside to see a 350-pound bear pulling a 90-pound bear named Buddy away while holding Buddy’s entire head in his teeth.
Bentham was terrified but acted immediately to protect his animal closest buddy.
He charged the bear as he raced in their direction and tackled him. Bentham grabbed the bear by the throat and started beating him till he released go of the puppy, trying desperately to liberate Buddy.
Bentham didn’t even think twice about endangering himself to save Buddy.
Bentham asked CBS Sacramento, “What would you do if that was your kid?” I would give my life for my dog, that’s my baby.
Bentham thought he might lose Buddy because of the horrible condition he was in. Buddy was promptly taken into surgery at Mother Lode Veterinary Hospital to save his life when he was transported there.
Buddy ultimately required sutures, staples, and tubes to be put into his skull to drain fluid. Thankfully, Buddy’s life was saved by the veterinary team, and he is currently healing at home.
Since the event, the same bear has visited their home multiple times and is regrettably still prowling the neighborhood.