Golden Retriever Bitten by Rattlesnake While Protecting Owner on Hike in Arizona

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

The 6-month-old golden retriever named Todd took a bite in the face from the snake, saving his owner, Paula Goodwin, from the attack.

Paula Godwin said she and her dogs were out hiking in Anthem, Arizona when she nearly stepped on the venomous serpent.

"My hero of a puppy Todd saved me. I picked him up, ran down the hill with my other dog Copper, and we got him to the hospital within about 10 minutes of being bit", she added.

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As the reptile lunged at her, Golden Retriever Todd jumped to her aid. "Please say a little prayer for my sweet hero", she said.

Unfortunately his heroism did was not without consequences as the rattler bit him in the face, causing his cheek to swell dramatically. Todd proved that he was not only cute but also courageous later in the walk as Godwin almost stepped on a rattlesnake.

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Since then, another appeal has been made for something else to help in the aftermath of the rattlesnake bite.

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

This is how Paula Godwin's dog Todd looked after his battle with the snake.

The fearless pup is expected to fully recover. He received the anti-venom quickly and after a stay at the hospital for about 12 hours, he is back home. But Todd hasn't been fazed by the incident, with Godwin saying he's been a playful puppy, "just acting like nothing happened".

Godwin posted an update on her Facebook page for those anxious about his health and wrote, he seems to heal well. Thankfully, the courageous pooch is expected to make a full recovery.

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