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Thu, Jan 17 | By Matt Van Hoven | 859

SACRAMENTO – A California man is being called a hero after he came to the aid of a woman and her dog who were being attacked by another canine. According to witness reports, Joann Golden and her Jack-Russell Terrier-Chihuahua-mix, Cod… more ›

Good Samaritan Aids Woman and Dog
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Oldmaidcatwoman
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Oldmaidcatwoman
5 years ago

I would like to know what they did after the first attack--did they actually put the dog through obedience training?

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Terry F.
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Terry F.
5 years ago

Poor Cody. I'm sorry to hear he did not make it. Yet another case of an irresponsible owner, especially since this was not the first time he attacked.

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Tammy37
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Tammy37
5 years ago

the sad part it was the owner of the pit that is at fault another irresonsible pet owner, sorry for Cody it is good to know that people are willing to help others

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Lruder
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Lruder
5 years ago

Sad ending. The owners irresponsibility in letting the pitbull run--in view of the fact this was a second offense--was inexcusable. I feel really bad for the woman who lost her dog and was injured herself. What a horrible outcome.

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Joelle  T.
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Joelle T.
5 years ago

I hate hearing stories like this one! :(

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Taishan
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Taishan
5 years ago

That good Samaritan was brave to stop and help the woman and her dog. It's sad that they had to experience something so frightening.

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HomePro
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HomePro
5 years ago

As usual...irresponsible owners whose dog is running loose!

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JoAnn C.
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JoAnn C.
5 years ago

I love the breed but they should never be left unsupervised anywhere. This dog especially should have been monitored since he already had one incident like this one occur. I agree with the owners decision to have him euthanized.

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Dstrykr
5 years ago

I think this is a very wise decision on Boss' owners. It's terrible that it had to come to this and I feel very bad for Mrs. Golden. What a senseless loss!

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Michaelyn
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Michaelyn
5 years ago

I understand about the sterotype, but it does happen again and again.

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Elineen
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Elineen
6 years ago

Very sad. Great person for helping though.

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Allison M.
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Allison M.
6 years ago

unfortunately, stories like this outnumber the good stories.

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John H.
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John H.
6 years ago

Its sad about the attack. The owners are horrible
".......they could opt to put him through obedience training." The didnt.

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Carol L.
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Carol L.
6 years ago

I am very sorry to hear of this attack and sorry the little dog was injured- What I am angry about is the Pitt Bull was out and after the attack ran back to its home. The county offers obedience training and the owners decided to put their dog down instead.. It is not as much an obedience issue as it is a stupid people issue. Keep your dogs in a fenced yard, do not allow them to get out and run the streets. DO NOT keep blaming Pitt Bulls because people are stupid. I am very sure there are other stories of dog attacking but we do not hear about them in the news unless they are a Pitt Bull then you really have a story. Breeds do not attack... Dogs attack and if you can't control a dog and keep other dogs and citizens safe then you shouldn't have a dog.

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Margie R.
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Margie R.
6 years ago

Leash laws are there for a reason.

The story says that this is the second incident for the dog---the owner should be arrested or at least fined!!! How awful for the poor little dog and woman.

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Gayle
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Gayle
6 years ago

If people want to continue to have pit bulls, they need to take more responsibility for them and make sure they are secure in their yard or fence. Even mild mannered pit bulls can all of a sudden decide to attack a small dog or child. We have had loose pit bulls in our neighborhood and they are worse if there is more than one. These dogs are scary and although i don't support banning them. i wish people would realize that these dogs have stronger jaws than other dogs and when they clamp down, they do not want to let go. They are really not safe to have around unless you can keep them confined and train them correctly.

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Loosey
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Loosey
6 years ago

They are both so lucky!!!!!!!!!! Sad about the pit bull being euthanized

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Kindra H.
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Kindra H.
6 years ago

My heart breaks for Cody - I was so hoping for a happy ending while reading this. What a terrific man to help Cody and his owner - most people would have kept on driving. I feel sorry for Boss as well - I think the owners need to be investigated since there was a previous incident. I really believe that there are no bad dogs - only bad people. Boss may have been trained to be aggressive by his owners and they should be held responsible for that.

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D. Rene
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D. Rene
6 years ago

It is sad the dog died. Thanks to the man who came to help!

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Jeanie F.
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Jeanie F.
6 years ago

Thank goodness this man was there. What are people thinking when they don't properly contain animals who have a tendency for this type of thing?

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Ashlee S.
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Ashlee S.
6 years ago

This story is so sad!!!

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Louise P.
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Louise P.
6 years ago

Tragic story.

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5doxiemom
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5doxiemom
6 years ago

wow, scary story -thank goodness for Jeff

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Adriana  C.
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Adriana C.
6 years ago

This is so sad. But thankfully there are people out there willing to help others at a time like that. And it's so sad that people think they can raise pitbulls. I truly think people underestimate the responsibility.

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Annemarie S.
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Annemarie S.
6 years ago

Yet again, another story of owners who didn't properly take care of their dog.

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WANSTREET
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WANSTREET
6 years ago

Very sorry to hear about Cody. Thank goodness Jeff Madiera stopped to help out. To bad about Boss too. Strong dogs need strong leadership and I think that is part of the bad rap pit bulls get. You have to be able to control your dog so they are not a menace to the neighborhood.

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Jill6Johnson
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Jill6Johnson
6 years ago

this is a sad story, but glad we still have people in this world that are willing to step in and help others.

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Virginia B.
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Virginia B.
6 years ago

So Sad for both dogs and the lady who lost her dog and shouldn't have. I love pitbulls they are not bad dogs, they require an owner that will be responsiable for them and take time to train them properly and socialize them. I have a lot of disrespect for the owners of the pitbull in this case, this didn't have to happen, I say don't ban the breed ban the wrong owners for the breed. Not everyone should own a pit or rott or any other mastif breed.

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Maoconn
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Maoconn
6 years ago

Depressing story.

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Anne W.
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Anne W.
6 years ago

these people will be friends now sry for the loss

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Anne W.
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Anne W.
6 years ago

what a act of heroism thank you so much

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MBBGILL
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MBBGILL
6 years ago

Very sad that his happened, but thank you to the good samaritan despite the unfortunate ending.

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linda s.
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linda s.
6 years ago

this guy is a hero, most people wouldn't get involved

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Mary G.
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Mary G.
6 years ago

Same old story, same old question. Why was Boss running free? Irresponsible ownership pure and simple. Bos was not in a secure fenced-in location, nor was he on a leash accompanied by his human companion--and he was already guilty of attacking another person and their dog. Thankfully Mr. Madeira came along when he did. It is sad and terrible that little Cody died of his injuries, but this story would have been even moe tragic. Sad also that Boss had to be euthanized, but for reasons we will never know, he was obviously a bad dog.

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Cheryl L.
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Cheryl L.
6 years ago

Lucky

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Sharon L.
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Sharon L.
6 years ago

Thank God that Jeff was in the right place at the right time. What a tragedy this could have been.

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arnie
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arnie
6 years ago

the dog should have been leashed. now poor cody is dead because of the owners negligence

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arnie
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arnie
6 years ago

the dog is a dangerous dog. he will do it again

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SandyReedy
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SandyReedy
6 years ago

How was this dog able to get out? Why wasn't he restrained or fenced in? Why wasn't something done after the first incident? I hope those owners never get another dog. That poor lady, and that poor little dog. He never had a chance. What a selfless thing for that corageous man to do. He is to be commended.

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Wyoming County S.
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Wyoming County S.
6 years ago

good for the rescuer, the dog could have did more damage to the woman

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Wyoming County S.
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Wyoming County S.
6 years ago

the pit will do it again. i would have done the same thing to protect my own

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Anne W.
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Anne W.
6 years ago

sry for the loss Cody..I am glad to know the lady will recover again thanks to Jeff

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Anne W.
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Anne W.
6 years ago

thank you Jeff for stepping in to help this lady and Cody You sure are a hero it is nice to know there are still people like you still around

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Jessica H.
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Jessica H.
6 years ago

that is pretty hero-like of him to help them out since some dogs do a lot of damage during attacks

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Blrudolph
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Blrudolph
6 years ago

It's nice to know that there are still Good Samaritans out there! Sorry that Cody died.

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EddieP
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EddieP
6 years ago

Sad to hear about Cody, sad ending to a tragic story. But am glad there are some good guys out there.

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PNOCONN
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PNOCONN
6 years ago

This is very sad. Odd, how many comments say 'great story' etc. The samaritan is great, but this is not a happy ending.

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Tom R.
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Tom R.
6 years ago

Maybe the pit bull was brought up to be aggressive... My sister has 2 pit bulls and they are gentle dogs. I'm sorry the Jack Russell was so badly hurt. Kudos to the truck driver!

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Chancesboy
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Chancesboy
6 years ago

It really is reassuring in a time when so many people seem to be hesitant to get involved, that this man no only got involved, but risked his own life and safety doing so. This is a man....a hero.

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Iseeurn
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Iseeurn
6 years ago

There are good people left in this world. Amen!

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