Gotta' go SHEEPDOG! In fact, I might have taken my G. Shepherd & my Boxer/Pitbull mix with me for good company. Along with my Social Shotgun, Pepper Spray, a favorite handgun (varies) and a digital camera. Right or Wrong, Wise or Foolish...I could NOT (and WILL not) stand-by & watch the helpless endure a vicious assault. I simply wasn't raised that way.
I just thank God I live in a place where those sorts of happenings are RARE. And where the culture & the law almost EXPECTS reasonable, rational, capable people to lend aid in the presence of predators. My willingness to kill the attackers might have honestly wavered, but my complete resolve to STOP them would have certainly put that lethal decision into the realm of real possibility. My prayers to the victim.