Pitbulls attacks 97-year-old woman – then an unlikely hero jumps in to rescue her

There are countless stories where dogs have stepped in the path of danger to save their owner.

But there’s very few stories where cats have jumped in to save their owners from danger. As lovable as they are, they’re not the most loyal of creatures, or are they?

For 97-year-old Sophie Thomas she owes her life to her furry feline, aptly named Tiger, after she was met with a scary situation in her back yard.


At 97 years old Sophie Thomas, from Harrison, Michigan, still loves to work outside in her back yard.

On a beautiful sunny day she stepped outside and decided to do some all important weeding.


But, as she stood back up she found herself face to face with 4 aggressive pit bulls.

“All of a sudden it was four big pit bulls rushing in, and they surrounded me,” she explained in the video below.

“They kept going around and around. One of them kind of lunged for me, and I hit him on the head, and he backed off.”

“Then another one kind of came up, and I was scared stiff.”

Luckily her only injury, at this point, was a graze, but she was still surrounded by the aggressive dogs.

Then she spotted her cat Tiger who knew her human mom was in danger and decided to distract the scary pack to save her.


Tiger gets the dogs’ attention and then races to the garage leading the mob away from her terrified owner and giving her enough time to run indoors.

“I don’t think I’ve ever been so scared in my life,” she said.

Sophie wasn’t sure if her cat would survive the encounter but just minutes later, Tiger was back meowing at the door.


Sophie tells People Pets (via Pawnation), “I do not know what would have happened if my cat hadn’t jumped in. She’s very close to me and follows me around. She’s very friendly with me, because I live alone.”

The dogs had escaped from the home of one of Sophie’s neighbors who was fined $300 for letting the dogs escape, and her dogs were quarantined for 10 days.

Find out more about this terrifying experience from Sophie herself in the clip below.

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