Hero 6-Month-Old Golden Retriever Puppy Saves Human Mom From Rattlesnake In Arizona!

Photos by Paula Godwin, Facebook.

A brave golden retriever puppy named Todd is being hailed as a hero after he saved his owner from being bitten by a Rattlesnake late last week in Arizona.

“It was a beautiful morning, but as we were walking down the hill I literally almost stepped on a rattlesnake. But my hero of a puppy Todd saved me. He jumped right in front of my leg where I surely would have got bit,” Paula Godwin posted on her Facebook page on Friday, June 29th. “This is what a hero looks like, please say a little prayer for my sweet hero.”

Godwin immediately took Todd to Anthem Animal Hospital where he was treated for the snake bite.

Fortunately, according to an update Godwin posted yesterday, despite his swollen face, Todd is recovering so well he was even able to play in a park near their home in Anthem, Arizona.

A GoFund Me page was quickly established after the news of the incident began to spread and the photos of Todd’s puffy face went viral.

Making the heart-tugging story even sweeter, the money raised is not for Todd, instead, it will benefit Anthem Pets Animal Rescue. Rattlesnakes are reportedly common in the area.

“We are raising money on Todd’s behalf to provide help to other dogs and owners around the valley who may need help with paying bills for anti-venom as in this case,” explains the GoFund Me page.

As of this morning, the GoFund Me page has raised $1,860.00 of its initial $500.00 goal.

According to its website, Anthem Pets is a 100% volunteer rescue that reunites lost pets with their owners, provides veterinary care to abused and abandoned pets, as well as low-cost vaccination and microchip clinics, and more.

People can also donate to Anthem Pet Animal Rescue HERE!

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