By: Elena Grace Flores
A Pit Bull dog in the Philippines displayed his heroism when he saved hs family and sacrificed his life. The story is worth reading over and over again as a tribute to men’s best friend. This is in the hope that people would actually take care of them like they should. Responsibly of course. Prepare to cry for this tribute:
This is a true story: The young childrens from the Fronteras residence refer to their dog as “kuya” (“big brother”), and he undoubtedly proved it on the day he sacrificed his life to protect the family.
On Monday, February 12 at around 2PM, “Chief”, an American Pit Bull Terrier, rescued Liberata la Victoria(87 years old), and her granddaughter Maria Victoria Fronteras from a poisonous cobra which had entered their home through an opening from the kitchen.
Liberata la Victoria and Chief were watching Television on a sofa when suddenly Chief jumped up and alerted her towards the presence of the cobra much less than 10 feet away. Maria Victoria rushed in and pulled her grandmother into a separate room, hoping the snake would leave.
But after Maria Victoria later emerged inside the room, she was terrified to discover the cobra poised about 2 feet away. Both equally startled, the cobra expanded its hood and appeared being spitting venom since it prepared to strike.
Maneuvering a deadly attack
“The snake was in front of us, maneuvering a deadly attack,” says Maria Victoria. “I screamed out loud to ask for help.”
That’s once from “out of nowhere”, Chief dashed in between the cobra as well as the 2 women, utilizing himself as being a shield against the cobra’s attacks. Chief then seized the cobra by the neck and slammed it to the floor, killing it.
But for Chief it was a Pyrrhic victory. During the struggle, he sustained a fatal bite on the jaw, and moments later he started out gasping for breath and collapsed.
The family members sought the aid of the veterinarian, but they had been told that absolutely nothing could possibly be done. In accordance with the veterinarian, the bite was too close to Chief’s brain, and also the venom had already spread. Maria Victoria called her husband Marlone who, stunned by the news, rushed home immediately.
Friend of the Family
Ian de la Rama, a friend of the family, says it was much less than 30 minutes within the time Chief have been bitten that he “went wobbly and lost control of his organs,” A couple of urinating and defecating uncontrollably. Yet he nevertheless kept clinging to life.
It wasn’t until Marlone arrived that Chief finally let go.
Ian de la Rama describes, “Chief gave his 2 deep breaths and died. He was fighting and saving his last ounces of breath to see a glimpse of his master for the last 2 seconds of his life.”
Ian adds how the last factor Chief did as he gazed up at Marlone was wag his tail.