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Brave Dog Gets Shot While Protecting His 16-Year-Old Owner From Armed Intruders
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Brave Dog Gets Shot While Protecting His 16-Year-Old Owner From Armed Intruders

Dog is a man‘s best friend, and a 2-year-old German shepherd Rex just proved this saying right.

When on February 21st armed intruders invaded 16-year-old Javier Mercado‘s house, he was home alone with Rex. It all happened just after noon in Des Moines, USA – Javier heard a noise and looked through a window where he saw a car he didn’t recognize. “I then heard the sliding door break, and it is made out of just glass so it shattered really loud,” said Mercado. “My dog ran downstairs, and it just started barking and barking. I heard one guy scream, ‘the dog bit me, get the dog.'”

As soon as this happened, Javier dialed 911 and went into the closet. “Rex stormed back to the upstairs floor all beat up and bloody,” writes Javier’s aunt on GoFund. “Soon, the burglars proceeded to the upstairs floor and trashed all the bedrooms. As they entered the room where Javier was hiding in the closet, Rex came out with the little strength he had left in him and threw himself at them as he knew my nephew was in danger.” Sadly, they shot the dog four times and he gave up his battle.

By the time police arrived, intruders were already gone. After spending nearly an hour in the closet, Javier felt it’s finally safe to come out. He then received a call telling him that his dog Rex is still alive. However, he was dangerously injured, with gunshot wounds in his neck and legs that required surgery.

The joy that the dog survived, however, was followed by the worry that they don’t have the money to pay for Rex’s medical bills. It didn’t take long for family, friends, and the community to open a fundraiser for Rex, who is now called The Hero Dog. On Friday, Rex successfully overcame his first surgery. Let’s hope this hero dog will get better as soon as possible!

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This is Javier Mercado and his faithful German shepherd Rex, who saved his owner’s life

When last Wednesday armed intruders invaded Javier’s house, he was home alone with Rex

“I heard the sliding door break,” said Mercado. “My dog ran downstairs, and started barking and barking. I heard one guy scream, ‘the dog bit me, get the dog'”

As soon as this happened, Javier dialed 911 and went into the closet

Rex ran back upstairs all beat up and bloody. Soon, the burglars proceeded to the upstairs floor, too

As they entered the room where Javier was hiding in the closet, Rex came out with the little strength he had left in him and threw himself at them

Sadly, they shot the dog four times and he gave up his battle

By the time police arrived, intruders were already gone

After spending nearly an hour in the closet, Javier felt it’s finally safe to come out. He then received a call telling him that his dog Rex is still alive

Javier believes that if it wasn’t for this dog, he wouldn’t be able to tell this story today

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
4 years ago

This is heartbreaking! I'm glad he's alive and recovering now! He deserves all the treats and cuddles in the world for his bravery! Good Boy Rex!

naomi Olumbori
Community Member
4 years ago

Do we deserve such lovely creatures?!?!

Sky
Community Member
4 years ago

No we dont

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

find those robbers and string them up by their fingers so they can never fire a gun again. idk what else to say but GOD BLESS DOGS!

Tiffany Zhu
Community Member
4 years ago

my friend has a pit bull and they are one of the nicest dogs if they are taken care of properly. It's the owner, not the dog, and if you have a pit bull that mangles kids, something must be fucking wrong with you.

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Shruti Naik
Community Member
4 years ago

This is heartbreaking! I'm glad he's alive and recovering now! He deserves all the treats and cuddles in the world for his bravery! Good Boy Rex!

naomi Olumbori
Community Member
4 years ago

Do we deserve such lovely creatures?!?!

Sky
Community Member
4 years ago

No we dont

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BREAK YOUr perceptions
Community Member
4 years ago

find those robbers and string them up by their fingers so they can never fire a gun again. idk what else to say but GOD BLESS DOGS!

Tiffany Zhu
Community Member
4 years ago

my friend has a pit bull and they are one of the nicest dogs if they are taken care of properly. It's the owner, not the dog, and if you have a pit bull that mangles kids, something must be fucking wrong with you.

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