While roaming the streets of Baldwin, Georgia, he came across a man and woman in a heated argument. The man pulled out a knife. The dog leapt between him and the woman.
The dog was stabbed five times for his trouble. He may have saved a stranger's life. Even if it nearly cost him his own.
When Sgt. Timothy Clay and officer Daniel Seeley arrived on the scene, they found a dog bleeding out on the street.
While the dog's condition seemed grim, they couldn't leave him there to die. The officers found a veterinarian who was willing to reopen her clinic at that late hour.
Once there, the dog collapsed on the operating table.
"His gums were white already because he had lost so much blood," Welch says.