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Pitbull Puppy Died Protecting Owner Family’s Two Sons From A Snake

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Pitbull Puppy Died Protecting Owner Family’s Two Sons From A Snake

‘Treat them right, they will give their life for you!’

An eight-month-old pitbull puppy has passed away after being bitten four times by a snake.

Protecting his owners’ children, Zeus stepped in between a coral snake and brothers Oriley and Orion as they were both cleaning a water bowl outside the family house in Sumter County, Florida.

Father Gary Richardson with two of his four kids, surrounding Zeus the pit bull to mourn his passing at around 6.30 am on Tuesday

Pitbull Puppy Died Protecting Owner Family’s Two Sons From A Snake

An eight-month-old pitbull puppy has passed away after being bitten four times by a snake

Pitbull Puppy Died Protecting Owner Family’s Two Sons From A Snake

Protecting his owners’ children, Zeus stepped in between a coral snake and brothers Oriley and Orion as they were both cleaning a water bowl outside the family house in Sumter County, Florida

Pitbull Puppy Died Protecting Owner Family’s Two Sons From A Snake

The children had not seen the reptile slithering towards them but was seen by the pit bull who attacked it. Rushed to the Ocala Veterinary Hospital to be treated with an anti-venom, Dad Gary Richardson revealed Zeus was left in a very bad condition before passing away the next day.

Mr. Richardson described the puppy as the most loyal dog he ever knew. Having stayed with them since January, Richardson added he owed his son’s life to Zeus.

Three of Richardson’s four children gather around Zeus the pitbull

Pitbull Puppy Died Protecting Owner Family’s Two Sons From A Snake

Zeus joined the Richardson family since January

Pitbull Puppy Died Protecting Owner Family’s Two Sons From A Snake

‘They got him stable enough for me to FaceTime after about an hour and a half. He kept falling asleep, but I tried hard to interact and show he was going to fight this’

Pitbull Puppy Died Protecting Owner Family’s Two Sons From A Snake

The family explained the occurrence that took place at around 6:15 pm on Monday. Zeus was lying down while waiting for his dish to be cleaned when Orion realized the dog’s eyes looked bugged out.

Mr. Richardson told Fox 35 Orlando: ‘Immediately, Zeus attacked the snake, which was so close to my son and shaking it around, he got bitten 4 times. Revealing Zeus’ face began to swell up and his lifeless body of a red was glaring, Mr. Richardson added: ‘When he came in, I knew something was completely wrong and it was really traumatic because it was apparent he was dying.’

Georgina and the family remembered Zeus as ‘the most loyal dog’

Pitbull Puppy Died Protecting Owner Family’s Two Sons From A Snake

Gary and the rest of the family had trained Zeus from a puppy. The family created a Gofundme page in the hope of sharing his brave act

Pitbull Puppy Died Protecting Owner Family’s Two Sons From A Snake

Also speaking, Georgina Richardson explained: ‘They got him stable enough for me to FaceTime after about an hour and a half. He kept falling asleep, but I tried hard to interact and show he was going to fight this.’

The family has, however, received a lot of outpouring love and support on social media. ‘If you treat them right, they will give their life for you. I owe my son’s life to Zeus.’ Georgina added.

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