Dog rescued from shelter gets bitten by venomous snake while protecting owner’s 7-year-old daughter from the reptile


Molly DeLuca and the dog Haus 
By: Feng Qian

(Scroll down for video) A young girl in Florida, is lucky to be alive thanks to her loyal dog, which fought with a venomous snake in the family home in Tampa.

Adam DeLuca revealed that his 2-year-old dog Haus, which he adopted from an animal shelter, sprung into action after seeing the venomous snake heading towards his 7-year-old daughter Molly.

Haus kept jumping in front of the snake, acting as a barrier between the snake and the girl. The mother of the girl, Donya DeLuca, said that the dog had the opportunity to run away, but it decided to fight.

As a result of the act of bravery, Haus was left bleeding, and was taken to a veterinarian. The dog suffered three bites from the venomous snake.

The dog was treated with painkillers and anti-venom, and is expected to recover. The dog could suffer from permanent kidney damage as a result of the snake bites.