Hero pup saves owner from rattlesnake bite in Arizona

03 July, 2018, 02:02 | Author: Bert Pena
  • A golden retriever named Todd saved his owner from a rattlesnake that consequently bit him in the face

Paula Godwin treated her golden retriever Todd to a hike Friday morning in Anthem, Arizona.

Todd and his owner, Paula Godwin, were out and about early for a hike near 7th Street and the Carefree Highway Friday.

His owner Paula Godwin said that as they were walking, Todd jumped in front of her leg to prevent the snake from biting her.

"He for sure saved me from getting bit", announced Paula in a video that she posted on her Facebook page.

It has been interacted with more than 200,000 times since it was posted Sunday afternoon. "Please say a prayer for my sweet hero".

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Upon closer inspection of the viral picture, it's clear that Todd has a bandage above his right, front paw, as it looks like he is hooked up to an IV.

A smooch for Todd from his owner Paula Godwin. "Then, that's when he struck Todd and then he started to rattle". According to patch.com, Godwin's medical expenses for Todd were $1,500.

Godwin said the swelling has since gone down and Todd is doing "remarkably well" as he recovers from his heroic act.

Todd was hospitalized for 12 hours before returning home, patch.com reported.

After a visit to the local animal hospital the young golden retriever is expected to make a full recovery.

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