Dogs
Rescue dog heroically takes bullet to protect family from armed home intruders
She wasn't going to let anything happen to her family.
Cherie Gozon
11.09.21

Dogs are man’s best friend – and probably, the best heroes, too.

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Most of us get a dog to accompany us, help us, and protect us. We saw how these fur babies helped people fight through depression and PTSD and assisted persons with disabilities.

There are also dogs that rescue and protect their humans.

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Often, they are the first ones to call for help by catching a stranger’s attention when their human can’t call for help. They are also the first to jump in to protect you from harm, and this story proved that.

When we said, ‘I’d take a bullet for you,’ this dog took that literally.

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Warren and Sarah Lamont adopted a two-year-old crossbreed Malinois named Kei from Boksburg SPCA in 2020. Little did they know that she would save their lives one day.

Two intruders robbed the Lamonts’ house last October 3 during the early morning.

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One intruder went to the master’s bedroom, which ended in a shootout killing the robber. The other one went into their daughter’s room. However, Kei was there sleeping beside her.

Sensing danger, she jumped and charged at the intruder along with their Biewer Yorkie, Holly.

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The intruder shot Holly dead. This prompted Kei to go after him as he was scrambling out of their home. He shot blindly, hitting Kei in the face, and ran away to escape.

Kei did not give up there. She ran to next door to someone close to the family.

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Unfortunately, since she was injured, she couldn’t bark to call for help. She paced up and down their gate to no avail. She ran to the nearby river, a place she knew very well, but couldn’t call for help either.

Meanwhile, the rest of the family was on the search for Kei.

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After hours of driving and searching, they found her wounded and bloodied on the grass. They called for help, and Boksburg SPCA arrived to help. They rushed her to the vet and injected her with morphine.

According to Sarah, things weren’t looking good for Kei at that point.

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They found a bullet inside her nose, which broke her jaw, injured her tongue, and shattered her molars. She underwent surgery to recover from all this injury, and the family was glad that the vet kept her safe.

She was later referred to a specialist for another scan.

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After they were sure that no shrapnel or any bullet casing was left in her system, she underwent reconstructive surgery to put her jaw and tongue back working as they should be. This gave the Lamont family a sigh of relief, but the expenses were piling up.

They set up a Back a Buddy page to ask for help.

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Upon learning this remarkable story of Kei’s heroism, the community never thought twice of helping the Lamont family with her hospital bills. Their Back a Buddy donations already went beyond their target amount. It’s more than enough to cover the bills for Kei’s recovery.

The great thing was they chose to donate the remaining funds to Boksburg SPCA to support other pets under their care.

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Source: Back a Buddy, Boksburg SPCA Facebook Page

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By Cherie Gozon
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Cherie Gozon is a contributor at SBLY Media.
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