Sometimes good things come out of bad situations. But when a pit bull was stabbed and severely injured trying to save a woman from a knife attack, it was hard to see how any good could come from the situation.

That has all changed, thanks to the caring people who gave the dog, nicknamed Hero, a new home.

David and Sara Simpson adopted Hero the pit bull after he was savagely stabbed protecting a woman from an assailant with a knife. The woman made it out of the situation, but officers responding to the scene didn't quite know what to do with the dog, who was severely injured.

"I don't think we could have let that dog suffer and die. We felt like we needed to get that dog some help after what it had been through," said police officer Timothy Clay. He and a partner took Hero to a local veterinary hospital where they hoped the dog could pull through.

The pit bull had been stabbed five times and lost a large amount of blood. The knife attacker left the dog for dead but the intervention by the police officers saved Hero's life. Even though the dog almost died twice during the emergency veterinary surgery, he pulled through and now has a new home in a new state.

The Simpsons, who live in Tennessee, love their new pooch and are encouraging others to reach out to shelters and adoption agencies to buy dogs as well.

"Don't buy from breeders or shops. So so so many animals out there need loving homes," said Sara Simpson.

This kind couple who took in a real hero deserve more recognition than they're getting. But the dog is also well-deserving of the recognition he's getting. Saving a life, no matter who or where, is the mark of a true hero.

h/t: Daily Mail

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