Playful Dog Saves Townspeople

by Jimmy Akin

in Current Affairs

The book of Proverbs says, “A soft answer turns away wrath, but a harsh word stirs up anger” (Pr. 15:1). Our canine friends may not be able to answer in human terms, but the demeanor of a friendly, playful dog recently turned away a whole carful of wrath. According to a Reuters story, a Canadian dog made friends with a man about to go on a killing spree, melted his heart, and saved human lives. Excerpts:

A Canadian man, driving a car packed with weapons and ammunition, was intent on killing as many people as possible in a Toronto neighborhood but gave up the plan at the last minute when he encountered a friendly dog, police said on Thursday.

The middle-aged man, who police said was mentally disturbed, had planned to carry out the shooting spree on Wednesday to ensure he would be put in jail permanently, Toronto police said.

He had set himself up in an east-end park to load his weapons and then planned to drive around shooting. He later told police that a dog then approached and started playing with him.

The encounter melted the man’s heart, and he then went in search of police to give himself up, police said.

Police found 6,000 rounds of ammunition, two rifles, a shotgun, a semi-automatic pistol, a revolver and an air rifle in the man’s car, along with a machete and a hunting knife. The car also contained a throwing knife, a camouflage mask and netting.

Three cheers for the dog!


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Mia Storm June 28, 2004 at 1:31 pm

Make that:

beng June 28, 2004 at 3:08 pm

Dog >>>>> Cat
Dog rulz!!!!!!

Sean June 29, 2004 at 6:14 am

Oh, but just think what a warm, soft kitty would have done, leaping into his lap and purring gently whilst he scratches between it’s ears…=)

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