Army veteran stops attack on Las Vegas pit bull

Lee Coffman pets Blue on Oct. 6, 2015, after rescuing her from an attack by two men in east Las Vegas. (Rachel Moore/FOX5)Lee Coffman animals Blue on Oct. 6, 2015, after rescuing her from an attack by 2 guys in east Las Vegas. (Rachel Moore/FOX5).

Lee Coffman stated he couldn’t think his eyes Monday night when, during a storm, he saw 2 guys attacking a pit bull.

“I had actually just seen 2 individuals kicking a pet, like up against the wall,” Coffman said.

Coffman, an Army veteran, stated he was driving near the crossway of Flamingo Road and Nellis Boulevard when he saw the awful experience unfolding. He stated he didn’t wish to begin problem with the pair, but he couldn’t allow the attack to continue.

“I jumped out, and I was hollering at them when I was making the u-turn,” Coffman stated. “I returned, opened my door and as soon as I opened my door, they took off.”

Less than a mile away, Erik Morrison was searching for his family’s 9-year-old dog called Blue. He said that the puppy is frightened of storms and aims to leave each time there’s a roll. On Monday, she succeeded.

“I in fact rested outside last night, just hoping she would return, and she never did,” Morrison stated.

Coffman said that Blue was understandably shaken after the attack, so he kept her at his place overnight and took her to the veterinarian on Tuesday. The medical professional treated her and scanned her microchip. Then, she was off to be reunited with the Morrisons.

“She’s a member of the family,” a grateful Morrison said. “You cannot simply abandon a member of the family or quit looking.”

Morrison stated this story serves as an example of the benefits of microchipping animals.

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