Today we’ll meet Rex, a German Shepherd who lives with his family in the state of Washington. Last week, the dog put his life in danger to save his 16-year-old human, Javier. And for that reason, Rex became known as a great hero.
Rex and Javier were alone at home when two thieves entered. Afraid, Javier ran upstairs and hid in a closet while called the police. However, the German Shepherd didn’t want to back down…
The dog confronted the intruders, who responded by attacking him. The dog then retreated, though he wasn’t out of fight.
“Rex stormed back to the upstairs floor all beat up and bloody from the beating to check on his master who was still hiding in the closet,” Susy Cadena wrote. “Soon, the burglars proceeded to the upstairs floor and trashed all the bedrooms. As they entered the room where my nephew was hiding in the closet, Rex came out with the little strength he had left in him and threw himself at them as he knew my nephew was in danger.”
The thieves shot Rex at least three times and then left the scene of the crime…
Once the authorities arrived, Rex was taken to a veterinary clinic. The dog was stabilized, but needed a surgery to be saved … An expensive procedure, which Rex’s family couldn’t afford.
That’s when hundreds of strangers decided to help. Cadena, the aunt, created a GoFundMe page with the goal of raising funds that could cover Rex’s medical costs. In a few days, they raised thousands of dollars and the pup had the surgery that he needed.
Fortunately, the surgery went as planned, and within a few days, the dog returned home. Now he’s next to the people who love him and will surely stand by him while he recovers.
“Thank God, Rex is doing much better,” Rex’s family said. “It’s going to take a lot of therapy, time and lots of love from all of us for him to go back to be the sweet dog he used to be.”
Thanks to the German Shepherd, his human is safe and sound. Even in moments of panic, the animal protected his family… A true four-legged hero. Share this incredible story with your friends and family!
Fonte: The Dodo