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Mon Oct 7, 2013, 07:14 AM

Pit Bull named the 2013 American Hero Dog



Pit bulls have a reputation for being aggressive, but it's not unusual to find Elle, a 5-year-old pit bull, cuddling up to elementary school children for story time.

In fact, she does it regularly. Elle is a therapy dog at Vaughan Elementary School and Chaloner Middle School in North Carolina. With help from her owner, Leah Brewer, 42, Elle started a reading program called “Tail Wagging Tales” to help students practice reading and strengthen confidence.

Students take turns sitting with Elle and reading out loud to her for 20 minutes. “She provides confidence for students and a comforting ear,” said Brewer. (No word yet on what her favorite book is.)

On Saturday, Elle's efforts earned her the honor of being named the 2013 American Hero Dog by the American Humane Association, beating out other finalists who had their own tales of heroism — like Carlos, an Explosive Detector Dog (EDD) who worked in Iraq and Afghanistan, and John D, a rescue dog who uses his scenting capabilities to detect cancer in patients.

More at link: http://www.today.com/pets/bully-her-elle-pit-bull-2013-american-hero-dog-8C11332418

Good dog!!

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Mon Oct 7, 2013, 09:10 AM

1. What a beauty! nt

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Mon Oct 7, 2013, 10:50 PM

2. what a sweet doggie face. Good girl, Elle!

Such a good hero doggie!

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