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Pit bull saves owner’s children from venomous snake by sacrificing itself

A brave pitbull dog risked his life to save his family from a dangerous coral snake bite.

Man’s greatest friend is said to be a dog, and a Florida pit bull went above and beyond to defend his family, even putting his own life on the line. Zeus, a 9-month-old dog, was killed by a deadly snake while attempting to save his friend. The event occurred when Georgina Richardson’s infant was outside the family’s Sumter County house setting up a bowl of water for the dog when the puppy noticed the coral snake.

“I still can’t hold my tear beck when I talk about it,” Gina Richardson, 33. “We will forever be grateful for what Zeus did for our family.”

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On September 23, Oriley Richardson, 10, was playing in the family yard when he noticed Zeus lunging at him and tugging at what he believed was a string in his teeth. The thing he began to revolve about

“Suddenly it started ᴀᴛᴛᴀᴄᴋɪɴɢ the snake near my son and it ʙɪᴛ him four times. I knew when he first came here that something was wrong and (it was) very traumatic because I knew he was going to die,” said dad Gary Richardson.

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Gina’s mother rushed Zeus to the veterinarian, while his father stayed at home with the children. “We simply know anti-venom will work,” Gary continued. Despite moving immediately in response to Zeus’s snakebite and transporting him to the veterinarian’s office, he was unable to succumb to the snake’s poison.

She said: ‘He kept falling asleep on FaceTime but tried hard to interact and show his human kids and Gary that he will fight this.’

He died the next morning at 6.30 a.m., and the family gathered around his body to say their goodbyes, including Zeus’ mother Sega.

She explained that her children were unable to say goodbye to their beloved pet, who died on her son’s birthday, which he had preserved.

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Zeus’ story touched many hearts online and netizens were as disheartened as the Richardson family. Many donated towards the high vet bill for the pup’s treatment and showered love to the family. “He will be remembered by the many hearts he has touched across the world now,” she added.

Georgina added: ‘We are beyond broken right now. He gave his life to keep our son safe. I am forever grateful to him.’

“Pit bulls are the most faithful dog,” the family stated, despite the fact that many people fear pit bulls and there are myths about them being violent and not a suitable breed to be around children. If you come across an aggressive pit bull, it’s most likely because they weren’t properly cared for. She said, “If you treat them correctly, they will offer their lives for you, and I will devote my son’s life to him.”

Rest in peace, sweet Zeus. You died a hero.

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