Pit bull pup honored after preventing rape in NYC

Apollo is a 5-month-old pit bull puppy who took a bite out of crime, preventing a New York City woman from being raped. Thursday, the dog was honored with chew toys and spa treatment, the New York Daily News reported.
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Apollo saved 18-year-old Maya Fairweather from a man who forced her to the ground in a Brooklyn park on Nov. 28, the News reported.

Apollo, whom Fairweather had been walking, bit the attacker’s leg. The man quickly ran away.
“Thanks, Apollo, for saving my life,” Fairweather said during the ceremony. Apollo had been taken to a ceremony in a limousine and to the penthouse suite of the Hotel Pennsylvania in Manhattan, where a specially made cake was waiting.
New York socialite Jean Shafiroff cooked up the idea of the award, presented by the Nassau County Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

"This is such a great story," she told the Daily News. "I knew I had to do something for this dog."

“He's a great dog. I actually am proud because I wasn't there, that was actually my job to be there and help her out on that occasion, but at least Apollo was with her," Carlos Guzman, Apollo's owner, told KABC.
The Nassau County Sheriff has offered to help train Apollo and he's also being awarded a $500 gift card to a local pet store, KABC reported.

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