Heroic puppy bitten by rattlesnake while protecting owner

Todd's owner updated worried Facebook friends Sunday saying the pup was recovering after suffering a snake bite.                        Facebook  Paula Godwin

Paula was out walking Todd and her other dog, Cooper, in Anthem, Arizona, in the Southwest of the United States, when she very almost stood on a rattlesnake.

Paula Godwin was taking a morning walk with her two dogs Friday when she nearly stepped on a rattlesnake.

Her puppy, Todd, jumped in front of her leg to ensure she wouldn't get bit. "But my hero of a puppy, Todd, saved me". What a courageous boy!

A dog has been hailed a hero for saving his owner from a rattlesnake, taking a nasty bite to the face in the process.

Godwin sought medical treatment for Todd immediately, and she said the courageous pup is expected to fully recover.

The post has been liked more than 131,000 times.

"It just so happened that he got in the way or at least he was too curious to see what was next to my legs, which saved me from getting bitten", she added.

A GoFundMe page has been set up to help other dogs and owners, who may need help with paying bills for anti venom for snake bites. "This is what a hero looks like", she said.

Todd took the bite, right to the face.

That's when Todd literally stepped up in Godwin's defense.

Godwin posted to Facebook on Monday: "Todd's doing so well he is a wonder to me how he is healing".

Related news:

Hot News

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Eng face 'moment of truth' against Colombia: Kane
Jul 03, 2018 - 01:53
Speaking at his pre-match press conference on Monday, Southgate said: "It is 10 years since we have won a knockout fixture". We have to know who is in charge, who needs to get out of the way, who can speak with clarity to the players.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Molinari claims first PGA Tour title in runaway as Woods fourth
Jul 03, 2018 - 01:52
After spending years seemingly willing the ball in the hole when it mattered most, Woods has lacked that clutch trait this season. Woods will resume his quest for a 15th major championship in three weeks when The Open Championship returns to Carnoustie.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Basketball Game Devolves Into a Massive On-Court Brawl
Jul 03, 2018 - 01:46
Play was suspended for over 30 minutes while match officials attempted to review the incident . Maker, Kickert, Christopher Goulding and Nathan Sobey were ejected for Australia.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Tesla shares fall as analysts question sustainability of increased Model 3 production
Jul 03, 2018 - 00:48
To meet its June production goal, Tesla set up a massive tent outside its main factory that housed yet another assembly line. Tesla produced 53,339 cars in the second quarter, which made it the most productive in the company's history, it noted.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top LeBron James Rumors: Cavaliers Won't Have in-Person Meeting with Superstar
Jul 01, 2018 - 13:47
But the Cavaliers assembled a weak supporting cast around James last season and attempted to revamp the team the trade deadline. He averaged 14.1 points and 11 rebounds in 71 games, all starts, and shot a career-best 59 percent from the field.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Indian police find 10 bodies hanging, blindfolded in home
Jul 01, 2018 - 11:32
A team of police is present at the spot and is investigating into the matter. Police said the quarrel between the two groups dates back to 2013.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Paul George elects to re-sign with Thunder instead of joining Lakers
Jul 01, 2018 - 10:12
George, the 10th overall pick in the 2010 NBA Draft, has become one of the premier two-way players in the league. George committed to remain with the Thunder , according to multiple media reports.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top This Moment Served As Kawhi Leonard’s ‘Last Straw’ With Spurs
Jul 01, 2018 - 08:43
Kawhi's 2019 free agency and his supposed desires of wanting to play for the Lakers has given at least the Celtics concern. The San Antonio Spurs star, 26, told 33-year-old James that he wants to play alongside him, a source told Yahoo Sports .

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Argentina's Mascherano calls time on career after painful France defeat
Jul 01, 2018 - 08:08
He was then largely bypassed in a 3-0 thrashing by Croatia that put Argentina on the brink of an embarrassing group-stage exit. Hareide said his team would show far more thrust on Sunday. "That's why we need someone to provide us with information".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump to announce supreme court pick on 9 July
Jul 01, 2018 - 06:56
The strength of her victory was fueled by support among Alaska women, which has become part of Murkowski's brand. The Senate votes to confirm or deny judicial candidates for federal courts, including Supreme Court nominees.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Joachim Low's side eliminated in Russian Federation with worst campaign since 1938
Jun 30, 2018 - 16:24
With a rest day ahead of the last-16 clashes, we've rated and slated every team based on their group-stage performances. The 29-year-old has been regularly criticised for failing to produce consistent displays for the north London side.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Gareth Southgate makes tournament strategy revelation ahead of England vs Colombia
Jun 30, 2018 - 15:41
QUIZ: Can you name the teams that reached the semis in each SWC? "He totally understood 100 per cent team first". But star-studded Colombia are sure to prove a far tougher test than Belgium's back-ups in Moscow.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Trump begins Supreme Court search with outreach to Senators
Jun 30, 2018 - 15:05
The protesters "really want anarchy", Trump said. "Maybe because of this she'll be forced to vote yes". Trump said , is the reason why the Senate needs more Republicans, not Democrats like Heitkamp.

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Still a glimmer of hope for South Korea at World Cup
Jun 30, 2018 - 13:58
Let us know in the comments section below. "Actually not everything has gone as planned in this group for us", Shin said. He said: "It wasn't only Ozil, a number of other players didn't perform as they normally would".

isis-killer-beheading-video-story-top Woman calls police on little girl selling water outside apartment building
Jun 28, 2018 - 11:00
She said that she didn't close the windows of her office because it was too hot and that it wouldn't have stopped the noise. She was filmed calling the police on an African American family who was barbequing at a nearby lake.