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Hero dog bitten saving 7-year-old girl from rattlesnake

(Miami Herald) When a venomous Eastern diamondback rattlesnake appeared in the backyard of a 7-year-old girl, her German shepherd came to her rescue, refusing to back down even when the snake bit him three times.

In short, Haus is a hero.

“It shows you that a rescue dog, for us, paid it forward by protecting my family,” said Adam DeLuca of Tampa.

Now hundreds of donors are coming to the family’s rescue, quickly topping the goal of $15,000 Friday on a GoFundMe account to help pay for the antivenin needed to keep the dog alive. By Friday afternoon, $35,000 had been raised for the dog’s care.