Rex, a two-year-old German Shepherd, shows us exactly why dogs are called man’s best friend. Rex’s teenage owner and Rex were alone in their Seattle home when two burglars smashed the slider door and broke in. Rex immediately knew danger was afoot and rushed downstairs to ward off the intruders and save his owner. Meanwhile, his 16-year-old owner hid in the closet upstairs and dialed 911.


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Downstairs, Rex was fighting the intruders bravely but was outnumbered and beaten into a bloody mess. Even in his bloody condition, he ran back upstairs to check on his owner. The burglars soon followed him upstairs.

Fearing for the life of his owner, a battered and bruised Rex lunged at the intruders once again and kept fighting them, not caring about his own life. That’s when the unthinkable happened. The burglars shot Rex three times, hitting him in the neck, leg, and knee.


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The sound of sirens arrived just in time to scare the burglars away, and Rex was rushed to the hospital. Doctors and hospital staff worked round the clock to save him. He is finally out of danger and is now recovering slowly but steadily.

Although the burglars are still at large, Rex has become an internet sensation. His family made a fundraising page to raise funds for his treatment and care, but people showed just how much Rex won their hearts when the fundraising smashed the target of $10,000 and ended up raising over $60,000.

Rex is the goodest of good boys and we hope and pray he makes a full and speedy recovery!

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