The heart-wrenching incident depicts a courageous Dalmatian who lost its life after protecting its family from a venomous cobra. A resident of Bhubaneswar, Odisha, Ameen Sharif was awoken by the sound of his loyal pet Tyson fiercely battling the deadly Indian cobra.
Ameen and his family were left helpless as their courageous Dalmatian, who was only a year and a half old, had managed to kill a venomous snake. Unfortunately, the family was taken aback as they watched their beloved pet experience discomfort and agony. With apprehension mounting, Ameen decided to inspect Tyson for any signs of snake bites and noticed blood on the dog’s left cheek.
The concerned person reached out to the snake hotline and shared a video of the snake with the expert, Subhendu Mallik. The specialist identified it as an Indian cobra and advised the family to immediately take their dog to the vet. Sadly, since it was 2 a.m., no vets were available to attend to Tyson, and he passed away within thirty minutes.
According to Amin, they witnessed Tyson fighting with a cobra just a few steps from their porch. Unfortunately, the snake was able to bite their dear pet, which resulted in its death. They tried to get in touch with a vet to save Tyson by administering an anti-venom dose but were unsuccessful as no one answered their call in the late hours of the day. Although they managed to save themselves, they were unable to save their beloved dog.
In a heartfelt message, Mr. Mallik expressed gratitude for the loyalty and heroic sacrifice of their dog, which will never be forgotten by his family. He also expressed sadness over the fact that there are numerous hospitals open 24/7 for humans, but no emergency facilities available for animals. Mr. Mallik emphasized that the brave dog saved his family from a terrible situation, but the incident also highlights the inadequacy of veterinary care in Odisha, where an untreated dog died.