Tuesday, 18 September, 2018

Puppy Saves Owner From Being Bit By Rattlesnake In Arizona

The bite to the cheek caused Todd's face to swell dramatically but he is expected to recover The bite to the cheek caused Todd's face to swell dramatically but he is expected to recover
Jay Anderson | 03 July, 2018, 02:04

Those are the words that Paula Godwin of Arizona used to describe her golden retriever, Todd, who she credits with saving her life.

Paula Godwin was taking a morning walk with her two dogs Friday when she nearly stepped on a rattlesnake.

"He jumped right in front of my leg", she wrote on Facebook. "He jumped right in front of my leg".

The post has been liked more than 131,000 times. She later shared photos showing the golden retriever with a facial wound. "Please say a little prayer for my sweet hero".

Todd has recovered well, and his swelling has gone down, according to Godwin.




Friends of Todd has started a GoFundMe page to raise money for Anthem Pets Animal Rescue.

Paula said of the fundraiser: "Todd wants to help more puppies that may need help".

For Paula Godwin, she found out that her pup, Todd, was willing to go that extra mile to keep her safe.

Godwin started a GoFundMe campaign to raise $500 that she said will go to help other dog owners in the area with similarly courageous pets pay for antivenom treatment. "He was there for about 12 hours, and we were able to bring him home Friday night". But Todd hasn't been fazed by the incident, with Godwin saying he's been a playful puppy, "just acting like nothing happened". "This is what a hero looks like", she said.

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