This is the horrifying moment a brave Dalmatian died from a snake bite after defending its family from a deadly cobra.
Ameen Sharif of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, awoke to the sound of frenzied barking and hurried to discover his faithful dog Tyson fighting the dangerous Indian cobra.
Because their brave one-and-a-half-year-old Dalmatian had killed the poisonous snake, Ameen and his family were powerless to interfere.
However, as terrible film shows, the family stood there in shock as the dog went unwell and looked to be in anguish.
Fearing the worst, Ameen examined Tyson for snake bites and saw blood on the left side of the animal’s face.
He contacted the snake hotline and submitted a video of the reptile to specialist Subhendu Mallik, who recognized it as an Indian cobra and recommended the family to take the dog to the vets right once.
Because the incident happened at 2 a.m. last night, no vets could be reached, and Tyson died within half an hour.
‘We spotted Tyson having a struggle with a cobra within a foot from from our porch,’ Amin told Ommcom News. The snake died after biting our beloved pet.
‘We attempted to call veterinary physicians to call an anti-venom dosage for Tyson, but no one answered the phone at this hour. We were successful in saving our own lives, but we were unable to rescue his.’
‘The canine’s loyalty and heroic sacrifice will not be forgotten by our family,’ he wrote. It’s sad that there are so many hospitals open 24 hours a day to serve humans, but no emergency facilities for animals.’
‘The brave dog saved the family from a terrible scenario,’ Mr Mallik added. The event, however, illustrates the lack of veterinary care in Odisha, where a dog died without being treated.’
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