Published: Tue, July 03, 2018
Global Media | By Derrick Guzman

Dog bitten by rattlesnake while protecting owner in Anthem, Arizona

Dog bitten by rattlesnake while protecting owner in Anthem, Arizona

Paula was out walking Todd and her other dog, Cooper, in Anthem, Arizona, in the Southwest of the United States, when she very almost stood on a rattlesnake.

'It was a lovely morning but as we were walking down the hill I literally nearly stepped on a mf rattlesnake, ' Godwin wrote on Facebook.

"He jumped right in front of my leg where I surely would have been bit", she wrote. But, she said, her "hero of a puppy" saved her.

It has been interacted with more than 200,000 times since it was posted Sunday afternoon.

Golden retriever Todd seen with his injuries after being bitten by a rattlesnake while on a hike in Arizona.

The Anthem, Ariz. woman closed her original Facebook post asking her followers to "please say a little prayer for my sweet hero".

Todd has recovered well, and his swelling has gone down, according to Godwin. Todd ended up suffering a serious bite on his snout. "Then, that's when he struck Todd and then he started to rattle". However, the money raised is not going to be used for Todd's medical bills.

It is not an cheap treatment. He's expected to make a full recovery and has been rewarded our fifth ever 15/10'. "He was there for about 12 hours, and we were able to bring him home Friday night".

Godwin posted an update on her Facebook page for those anxious about his health and wrote, he seems to heal well.

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