Every once in a while, we come across heartwarming tales of devoted dogs. This one is particularly recent and noteworthy as the canine in question truly deserves to be called a “hero dog.” The story takes place in California where a loyal pooch saved his owner from the deadly bite of a rattlesnake. Sadly, the brave dog also got bitten by the venomous snake. Nevertheless, with timely medical attention, the dog eventually made a complete recovery.
On June 10, a peculiar incident took place at a residence in San Diego. The protagonists of the story were a young man named Alex Loredo and his beloved seven-year-old Labrador, Marley. It all began when Alex was focusing on his homework, and suddenly he heard an alarm going off from the back of the house. Without any delay, he headed towards the source of the noise, which happened to be the washing machine stationed outside. However, as he approached the machine, a loud rattling noise startled him. To his surprise, he found a rattlesnake lurking under a table just inches away from him.
According to what Alex shared with NBC TV, Marley bravely intervened when a snake tried to attack him. As Marley stood between Alex and the snake, the rattlesnake bit him twice on his tongue and neck before retreating. The incident left Alex confused and anxious, causing his heart rate to spike. With his mother’s help, they rushed Marley to the veterinary clinic for urgent medical attention, fearing that he could die on the way there. However, the first clinic they visited didn’t have antivenom, so they drove 25 more minutes to another clinic. Marley received multiple doses of antivenom and was under observation at the hospital for two nights. Unfortunately, Marley suffered from swollen face, bleeding mouth, and breathing difficulties due to the venomous bites.
According to Alex, the most terrifying moment of his life was when he wasn’t sure if his closest companion would make it through. He shared with NBC TV that this has been a very sorrowful experience for him since it’s the longest they’ve ever been separated.
According to him, Marley has fully recuperated and is back to his happy self after receiving medical attention for two weeks. Not only is Marley a loyal companion, but he’s also a hero in his owner’s eyes.