There was a robbery happening in a house. The teen, a 16-year-old, Javier Mercado, heard a banging on the front door; however, he ignored the two men
When Javier saw the robbers walking around the back of the house and felt the rear sliding glass door shattered. He felt he was in danger.
Also, Rex, the German Shepherd, felt that there was something wrong. So he ran downstairs to protect Javier.
Rex faced the intruders to protect his best friend. He faced the intruders all alone.
What happened to Rex?
However, as the robbers continued entering other rooms, Rex didn’t leave them.
Javier was hiding in the closet and Rex made sure that they wouldn’t find him.
He kept on protecting Javier by tossing himself in front of the robbers biting and barking at them.
Meanwhile, Javier quickly called 911 for the police to come.
Rex continued to chase down the robbers everywhere in the house.
Then, the robbers came to the room that Javier hid in. Rex was shot three times in an attempt to save Javier. With every shot, Rex was in pain.
However, he did hold them from a time so they wouldn’t harm Javier.
The robber’s managed to run away when they heard the police sirens.
Luckily, Rex was alive even with these wounds.
He quickly went into BluePearl Veterinary Partner’s in Renton. Rex has surgery for repairing his broken tibia.
The surgery was a success and Rex was on the road to recovery.
He also needed to visit the vet for massage therapy and physical therapy.
Also, to help with his recovery, people donated money to help Rex with his medical bills.
Rewards that Rex received
Rex has received PETA’s Heroic dog award and the German Shepherd Dog Club of America’s Hero of the Year award.
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