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Dog shot while chasing armed robbers out of house saving its owner’s family

By Mason White 12:10 PM March 5, 2014
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By: Anika Rao
(Scroll down for video) A family is very grateful to their dogs that saved their lives by chasing away armed robbers.

One dog named Charlie, was reunited with its owners in California, after undergoing surgery.

The incident began when two armed robbers broke into the family’s Los Angeles home. However, they did not get far, as the owner’s 3 dogs began chasing them.

The dogs chased the would-be-thieves down the street. While doing do so, Charlie was shot 4 times. Its owner said that if the dog would not have taken the bullet it might have hit one of the children.

The dog’s legs were injured and one leg needed to be amputated. The family did not have to money for the dog’s surgery.

A fund was set up to raise the necessary funds from good Samaritans. They managed to raise $8,000 for an operation that required $4,000. The rest of the money was given to the veterinarian for the care of dogs whose owners cannot afford it.

The family said that the dog seems to be happy despite the trauma of the incident last weekend. It is now limping on three legs perfectly fine, licking and kissing its family once again.