14:50, July 02 16 0 usmagazine.com

2018-07-02 14:50:17

 

Dog Recovering From Rattlesnake Bite After Protecting Owner
Golden Retriever Rattlesnake Bite
Paula Godwin’s dog, Todd. Courtesy Paula Godwin/Facebook

A doggone hero! Paula Godwin of Anthem, Arizona, says her Golden Retriever saved her from a rattlesnake bite, though the dog suffered a bite himself in the process.

In a Facebook post, Godwin says she and her dogs were on a “carefree” hike early on the morning of Friday, June 29, when she “literally almost stepped” on the venomous snake.

“But my hero of a puppy Todd saved me,” she added. “He jumped right in front of my leg [where] I surely would have [gotten] bit. This is what a hero looks like.”

Todd didn’t make it out unscathed, however. Godwin’s Facebook photos show the pooch with a swollen nose.

But now Todd is on the mend and is doing “so well,” as his owner said in a Facebook update posted on Sunday, July 1.

Todd’s doing so well he is a wonder to me how he is healing . Just a thank you to all the support Your kindness and support is truly a blessing