Pit bull hailed a hero after saving boy from bees

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OREGON CITY, Ore. (KPTV) — An Oregon City family is calling their pit bull a hero.

A group of kids were playing near a creek down a steep embankment behind their apartment complex Tuesday evening when one of them stepped on a rotten log, unleashing a swarm of bees.

The kids tried making their way back up the hill toward home for help, but 8-year-old Jesse-Cole Shaver couldn’t.

Luckily, that’s when Hades did her doggone best to help, grabbing Shaver by the leg of his pants.

“Hades saw me and came and dragged me up to the grass and stopped and let me crawl on her back and took me to my mom,” Shaver told Fox 12.

An 8-year-old boy in Oregon hugs hit pet pit bull, credited with saving him from a swarm of bees. (Photo: KPTV)

An 8-year-old boy in Oregon hugs hit pet pit bull, credited with saving him from a swarm of bees. (Photo: KPTV)

His mother, who did not want to be identified, says she was in her car when she heard the kids screaming and running up the hill surrounded by bees. She was astonished to see her dog dragging her son to safety, after he’d already been stung at least 24 times.

“A couple of these kids could have gotten really sick or died, I’m sure of it,” she told Fox 12.

Her 14-year-old daughter, Jasmine Jones, was stung five times and is allergic to bees, so she ran to grab her EpiPen while a neighbor called 911. Both children were taken to a hospital for treatment and were released after a few hours.

“Oh, I thank my puppy,” their mother added. “I’m so glad we adopted her.”

The kids say they won’t go back down the trail behind their apartment again.