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Pit Bull Survives Shot in Head After Saving Owner

Staten Island pooch helps scare off home invader
By Dustin Lushing,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 4, 2012 6:10 PM CDT
Pit Bull Survives Shot in Head After Saving Owner
A stock photo of a pit bull. The real Kilo has a bandage with an "S" on it for Super Dog.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) – A courageous dog saved the day in Staten Island when he helped scare off a home invader and survived a bullet to the head, reports the New York Post. The drama began when a burglar disguised as a FedEx deliveryman tried to break into Justin Becker's apartment. Becker threw the man to the ground and wedged him into the doorway. Kilo, Becker's 12-year-old pit bull, then leaped into action. That's when the would-be burglar shot him and fled.

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Becker took Kilo to an animal hospital, where X-rays showed how the bullet ricocheted off his skull and exited his neck. Kilo is now at home with a cone around his head and on painkillers with instructions to rest up. “This is like, one in a million,” says the vet who operated. “He’s very lucky.” (Read more Staten Island stories.)

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