Pit bull credited with saving teen from rape gets rewarded

Thursday, December 8, 2016

BROOKLYN, New York City -- Every dog gets his day, and Thursday a pit bull puppy named Apollo, credited with saving a teenage girl from being raped in Brooklyn, is getting his.

Apollo will be honored by the Nassau County SPCA and community leaders Thursday at the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan.

The woman who was assaulted will be there to thank the pooch.

The 18-year-old was walking her dog in Red Hook Stadium Park in November, when a man approached her from behind, grabbed her and threw her to the ground. Police say as he tried to remove her clothing, the teen's 5-month-old pit bull bit the man on the leg, causing him to run away.

The dog will receive a giant doggie cake, spa treatment certificates, and limousine service to and from the hotel, along with other presents.