Donors rally for dog that saved girl

7 Days in Dubai - - GLOBAL NEWS -

When a ven­omous rat­tlesnake ap­peared in the back­yard of a seven-year-old girl, her Ger­man shep­herd came to her res­cue, re­fus­ing to back down even when the snake bit him three times. In short, Haus is a hero. “It shows you that a res­cue dog, for us, paid it for­ward by pro­tect­ing my fam­ily,” said Adam DeLuca of Tampa in the US. Now hun­dreds of donors are com­ing to the fam­ily’s res­cue, quickly top­ping the goal of $15,000 on a GoFundMe ac­count to help pay for the an­tivenin needed to keep the dog alive. By Fri­day af­ter­noon, $35,000 had been raised for the dog’s care. Haus is still re­cov­er­ing in the in­ten­sive care unit of Tampa’s Blue Pearl Emer­gency Vet­eri­nary and Spe­cial­ity Hos­pi­tal, and is be­ing treated with anti-venom and painkillers, said Dr John Gick­ing. “With­out the pain med­i­ca­tion, he’s in pain. He’s re­spon­sive, he’s alert, and his leg is swollen and un­com­fort­able,” the doc­tor said. Molly DeLuca’s grand­mother was watch­ing her play with the two-year-old shep­herd in their back­yard when the dog sud­denly jumped in front of the

girl and reared up sev­eral times.

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