The DeLuca family couldn’t have guessed that the dog they have recently rescued would be rescuing them in return. The family’s rescue dog, a 2-year-old German shepherd named Haus, risked his life to protect and saved the DeLuca’s youngest family member from a deadly snake attack. It was a typical Wednesday afternoon in the home of the DeLuca family in Tampa, Florida. Molly DeLuca, aged 7 and Haus were playing in the backyard when Molly’s grandmother noticed something.

Deadly Snake Attack

Donya DeLuca said that she was not far from the duo when she saw Haus behaving strangely. She remembered that Haus was moving erratically – moving forward then backing up – repeating the action several times, as if holding his ground. Soon enough, Donya saw that Haus had moved between Molly and a deadly Eastern Diamondback rattlesnake. It was clear that the dog was protecting the little girl.  The rattlesnake attacked Haus, biting him several times, but Haus stood his ground. He continued to protect his best friend against the dangerous snake.

Eventually, the snake escaped, and Haus was immediately taken to a veterinary hospital. He was given a steady drip of antivenin to fight the poison. The family is very grateful to Haus. Because of him, their daughter’s life was saved.

Haus’ Recovery

According to the family, Molly wouldn’t have made it if Haus was not there protecting her. To help with Haus’ medical expenses, the family had set up a GoFundMe page, and immediately funds start pouring in. Thankfully, Haus recovered and is back to his family. Watch the video below.

You can’t question a dog’s loyalty. A dog would readily give their life for your sake. That is why they are called man’s best friend and more. We are sharing this story to inspire everyone that we should treat animals with respect and love – especially our furry four-legged friends.

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