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Superhero dogs are for real.

For Todd, a beautiful Golden Retriever, he is willing to risk anything, even his own life just to ensure his owner’s safety.

Todd’s very grateful owner, Paula Godwin, shared her story on Facebook and also posted photos of the dog’s swollen face. She narrated Todd’s heroic sacrifice for her. She said she still cannot believe that it really happened.

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According to Paula, she was walking with Todd near the hillside, and she did not notice the rattlesnake. She recalled that she almost stepped into the venomous creature. It was indeed a blessing that Todd was there to save her.

As soon as Todd saw what the rattlesnake was about to do, he immediately latched on Paula’s leg. The rattlesnake then attacked Todd instead since he already shielded his owner from possible danger. Todd shrieked out loud, obviously experiencing severe pain. Paula was very shocked and devastated by what she saw.

Paula knew she had to do something, so she grabbed Todd immediately, and then went down the hill with her other dog. She had to bring Todd to the nearest hospital to prevent the venom from spreading all over his internal body system. Luckily, she was able to bring him to a hospital where he was given anti-venom treatments. Todd had to be admitted for at least 12 hours to ensure his safety.

Paula said that since she grew up in Arizona, it is not usual for her to see venomous snakes like a rattlesnake. But she was surprised that for this instance she did not notice any sign that a rattlesnake was nearby. She could not be more thankful to Todd for saving her life. Todd will be her super dog forever.

Thanks to Paula Godwin for sharing with us the original story.

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