And now, hundreds of donors are coming to her family’s rescue, quickly topping the goal of $15,000 Friday on a GoFundMe account to help pay for the antivenin needed to keep the dog alive.
Molly DeLuca was playing with her 2-year-old shepherd, named Haus, when the snake showed up on Wednesday. Haus jumped between them and was bitten three times, suffering damage to his kidneys. Vets are now expecting a full recovery.
Donya DeLuca says her daughter and the rescue dog they adopted two months ago are inseparable, so she’s not surprised he would risk his life to save her.