There’s at least one German willing to fight for his homeland.
This German is a doggo who lives in Washington state.
A German Shepard is being hailed as a “four-legged angel” after reportedly getting hit by three bullets while protecting his owner during a home invasion attempt this week in Washington.
Javier Mercado, 16, said the dog, named Rex, came to his rescue after burglars broke into his home Wednesday afternoon in Des Moines.
“I started hearing barking, a lot of barking, and then one of the guys screamed, ‘Get the dog! The dog bit me, the dog bit me!'” Mercado told Q13 Fox.
The teen said he called 911 while hiding in a closet and the intruders left when they heard police sirens nearby.
Rex, who is 2 years old, cried out after being hit with a bullet that went into his neck and others that struck his hind legs, according to Mercado.
“I just want to thank my dog,” Mercado told Q13 Fox. “If it wasn’t for him, I feel like I wouldn’t be standing here right now.”
Rex is now recovering at a local veterinary hospital and police have not yet made any arrests in the case, the station added. It was not immediately clear why the house was targeted.
Responding officers, which included a SWAT team, did find a smashed sliding door when they approached the home to inspect the scene, Kiro 7 reported.
“Rex is an angel,” said Julia Cadena, Mercado’s mother. “He’s my four-legged angel that we had at our house.”
I suspect that the perps were blacks. Blacks are more likely to be shooting dogs than any other group.
As I’ve said before, I believe dogs have a collective memory of being eaten in Africa thousands of years ago, and maybe even today.
Dogs enjoy being around white people more than other races and the feeling is mutual. It’s now believed that Europeans domesticated the dog and have been treating dogs with affection for thousands of years.
q13fox in an update is reporting that Rex’s surgery went well.
Dr. Jennifer Weh, a board-certified veterinary surgeon with BluePearl, repaired the fractured bone (the tibia) in Rex’s left hind leg, by inserting a surgical pin and screw. The bone had been broken by the bullet that was fired into this leg. Weh also examined the area near the bullet wound on Rex’s neck and found good news — there was no evidence of damage to the esophagus or trachea.
“Rex is recovering and will spend tonight (Friday night) at BluePearl’s Renton hospital,” the hospital said. “He will be evaluated by veterinarians on Saturday to determine when he can go back home with his family.”