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Puppy shields owner from rattlesnake bite, expected to make full recovery

3 years 3 months 2 weeks ago Monday, July 02 2018 Jul 2, 2018 July 02, 2018 12:38 PM July 02, 2018 in News
Source: WBRZ

ANTHEM, AZ - An Arizona woman is thanking her dog after the pup protected her from a snake bite while they were hiking.

On June 29, Paula Godwin wrote on Facebook that she was out with her dogs Todd and Cooper. 

As Godwin nearly stepped on a rattlesnake, Todd jumped in front of her in a valiant act of bravery.

"My hero of a puppy Todd saved me," she wrote. "He jumped right in front of my leg where I surely would have got bit."

Instead, the snake bit Todd in the face, and Godwin was uninjured. She later shared photos showing the golden retriever with a facial wound.

Godwin sought medical treatment for Todd immediately, and she said the brave pup is expected to fully recover.


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