Dogs will do almost anything to protect the ones they love, so when one California dog saw that her human mom and brother were about to be attacked by a deadly animal, she was willing to sacrifice herself.
While on a walk with her family earlier this month, a dog named Nala jumped in front of 10-year-old Cole Lewis and his mom when she spotted a rattlesnake about to strike on the edge of the walking path. When the snake did strike, Nala shielded her family from harm and ended up getting bitten on the nose. “She waited until we were safe. She stood her ground. She didn’t like whimper or anything when she got bit,” Cole said.
“When my son had told me it was light green, I knew that it was a Mojave green (snake) and they’re extremely poisonous, way more so than a Diamondback,” said Cole’s stepdad, Anthony Borquez, who then rushed Nala to the veterinary hospital. Thankfully, they were able to get Nala help fast enough, and she’s back home recovering with her family after being treated at the hospital.
“I grew up with boxers. They’re incredibly protective dogs. That’s why we got the breed. We got her from a rescue. We rescued her and she rescued us,” Borquez said. “She saved my life, and I just want to hang out with her now because she’s my hero,” Cole added.
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