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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Loyal Golden Retriever Takes Rattlesnake Bite for Owner

The loyal pup risked his snout to protect his owner from being bitten by a rattlesnake.

Paula Godwin, from Anthem, Arizona, was on a hike Friday morning when she almost stepped on the dangerous viper, she wrote in a Facebook post.

But Todd swooped in and saved her, she said.

“He jumped right in front of my leg where I surely would have been bit,” she wrote.

Todd, who is less than a year old, tackled the rattlesnake but ended up getting bitten on the nose.

“This is what a hero looks like,” Godwin wrote, along with a picture of Todd’s enlarged nose. “Please say a little prayer for my sweet hero.”

Godwin started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $500 that she said will go to help other dog owners in the area with similarly brave pets pay for antivenom treatment.

On Sunday, Godwin wrote on Facebook  that Todd was doing well and healing.

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