Heroic Dog Gets Shot While Defending His 16-Year-Old Human From Armed Burglars

A 2-year-old German shepherd named Rex validated the old saying that ‘dog may be a man‘s best friend’.

When burglars invaded 16-year-old Javier Mercado‘s home, he was alone in his home with Rex. Everything happened after noon in Des Moines, the United States- Javier heard a sound and checked through a window when he noticed a vehicle he wasn’t conversant in . “I then heard the door break, and it's made out of just glass so it shattered really loud,” said Mercado. “My dog ran downstairs, and it just started barking and barking. I heard one guy scream, ‘the dog bit me, get the dog.’”


At the moment this happened, Havel called 911 and entered the closet. “Rex stormed back to the upstairs floor all beat up and bloody,” shared Javier’s aunt. “Soon, the criminals proceeded to the upstairs floor and trashed all the bedrooms. As they entered the space where Javier was hiding within the closet, Rex came out with the small strength he had left in him and threw himself at them as he knew my nephew was in peril .” Unfortunately, they shot the pup fourfold and he gave up his fight.


When the police appeared, the intruder had disappeared. After spending an hour in the closet, Javier thought it was finally safe to get out. He then got a call informing him that his ally Rex was still alive. Although, he was seriously wounded, with gunshot injuries in his neck and legs that needed a surgery.

The happiness that the dog made it through, however, was amid the priority that they don’t have the funds to hide Rex’s health care expenses. So, relatives, friends, and So the community started to raise funds for Rex, and now mentions him because of the hero dog. On Friday, Rex successfully overcome his initial procedure. Let’s wish this heroic dog will get healthier as quickly as possible!