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Hero Dog Saves 7-Year-Old Girl From Rattlesnake

He was bitten three times protecting the girl
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted May 13, 2016 6:00 PM CDT
Hero Dog Saves 7-Year-Old Girl From Rattlesnake
Exceptionally good dog Haus rescued his owner, 7-year-old Molly DeLuca, from a rattlesnake attack Wednesday in Florida.   (GoFundMe)

When a venomous Eastern diamondback rattlesnake appeared in the backyard of a 7-year-old Florida girl, her German shepherd came to her rescue, refusing to back down despite multiple snakebites, the AP reports. Molly DeLuca was playing Wednesday with her 2-year-old shepherd, named Haus, when the snake showed up. Haus jumped between them and was bitten three times, suffering damage to his kidneys. The dog has been getting antivenin since then and should recover. The girl's mother, Donya, says Molly and Haus are inseparable, so she's not surprised he would risk his life to save her. Donations to a GoFundMe account to help pay the vet bills quickly topped the family's goal of $15,000 on Friday. (More dog stories.)

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