Robbers shot a dog after they broke into a home in Des Moines, Washington. The dog survived the shooting and managed to distract the robbers from a 16-year-old hiding in a closet.
The 2-year-old German Shepherd, Rex, ran downstairs when he heard the robbers. They beat him until he was bloody, and then he ran back upstairs to the closet where the boy was hiding, Kiro 7 reported.
The robbers moved through the house, trashing each room they encountered. When they approached the room with the boy and Rex, the dog again took action. According to a Gofundme page for the dog’s medical bills, upon the second encounter, Rex was shot four times. The robbers ran off when they heard police sirens.
Rex looked dead when police found him. But he survived and is in stable condition at the animal hospital, according to Kiro 7.
The family has already raised almost $40,000 on Gofundme in just one day, after seeking only $10,000 for the dog’s medical bills. The campaign has been shared over 4,000 times.
“There is nothing in the world that compares to the total and unconditional love and devotion our canine family members give us. The most amazing thing is that they ask for nothing but love in return. Humanity surely needs to learn this lesson. Best wishes for a speedy recovery Rex,” commented Tami Long, via the Gofundme page.
“Since you’ve far exceeded your goal, please buy Rex a nice steak with my donation. He deserves steak every day for the rest of his life! GOOD BOY, REX!” commented Susanne Shaw.