Shelter Praises Senior Dog Who Bit Off Snake Head To Save Volunteer

Published: August 25, 2021 at 07:21 PM Author: Penny Eims



A Florida animal shelter is praising the efforts of a senior dog named Chuck, who recently bit off the head of a venomous snake to save a volunteer. The Panhandle Animal Welfare Society shared Chuck’s heroics in a Facebook post on Tuesday, explaining what happened:

Chuck is not a “player.” He’s a laid back 11-year-old. Toys are not his thing anymore. So we were surprised Sunday when he started “playing” with something in the yard. Surprise turned to panic when we quickly realized it was a venomous snake. He bit its head off to protect a volunteer, and it bit back while being swallowed.

Unfortunately, Chuck did not escape the encounter unscathed. The snake managed to bite the 11-year-old dog before being killed, and Chuck has been struggling ever since. The shelter writes:

It’s been touch and go. Two rounds of antivenin! He’s doing better, but doesn’t want to eat. One of our caring volunteers just brought a variety of home-cooked snacks as enticement.

The shelter issued a plea for help for the four-legged canine hero:

Antivenin is expensive. Add the pain medications and antibiotics, and the vet bill is nearing $3,000.
Chuck also needs to recover in a quiet, comfortable foster home.
Can you help with the vet bill?
Can you foster? If so, email VickiM@paws-shelter.org. A home without kids or other pets is preferred.


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linda
linda
3 months ago

Chuck is a hero…praise and prayers for Chuck

Kim
Kim
2 months ago

If I could get him to Flagstaff I’d take him in a heartbeat!

Angela Holland
Angela Holland
2 months ago
Reply to  Kim

I will sponsor his travel if this foster/adoption is an option. ♡

Hazel Waistell
Hazel Waistell
2 months ago
Reply to  Angela Holland

Wow what a kind thing to say I hope they take you up he deserves to spend the rest of his days in a loving forever home,
hazel.from England 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿

Rose M Fagan
Rose M Fagan
2 months ago
Reply to  Angela Holland

Thank you.

Deborah Ryan
Deborah Ryan
2 months ago

CHUCKLES, you are a true hero and the epitome of unconditional love!!!!!!!!! May blessings pour down on you and I pray 🙏 you get better ❤️‍🩹 fast. You are sooooo brave!!!!! I love you 🥰!!!!!!!!

Sue Johnson
Sue Johnson
2 months ago

What a brave boy!!!!! I love seniors!! They are the best!!

Spatola Leslie
Spatola Leslie
2 months ago

I hope someone good will take this precious boy in and treat him kind, he deserves that plus more! We have 6 cats so not good place here but please, make sure the person is right and loving and won’t abuse this poor dog!!

Aleta Dowell
Aleta Dowell
2 months ago

I am so honored to hear this and offer Fostering in California ❤️❤️❤️

gaidheal
gaidheal
2 months ago

Awww poor guy…he bit off the evil that bit him…feel better brave sweet soul xoxooxox

Martay
Martay
2 months ago

Thank you for the story I am so sorry to hear that Chuck has been severely injured by the evil that was in that snake. He is a lifesaver and deserves a fighting chance in a great rest of his days.
Is there any updates on his health and foster /adoption ??

Rose M Fagan
Rose M Fagan
2 months ago

What a precious old hero!
Thank you for saving the volunteer. Please feel better and get well.

Jolie
Jolie
2 months ago

I read in their updated post that Chuck is doing great. He is now in the care of a loving foster family so he can get the rest & care he needs.

Pierina
Pierina
2 months ago

🙏🙏

Terelle Holliday
Terelle Holliday
2 months ago

This the same dog that tried to kill me his name is not chuck well u can change the name but not the dog his name is choco him along with another dog attack me and tried to kill me I have all the proof about this dog before it had come to this shelter the shelter lost my paper work so I could never put the dogs to sleep this dog has tasted human flesh more then once trust he will do it again

Dannielle E Smith
Dannielle E Smith
2 months ago

STFU evil bastard!

Michael King
Michael King
2 months ago

Go somewhere and die

Michael King
Michael King
2 months ago

Leave the dog alone

Last edited 2 months ago by Michael King
Heather Graham
Heather Graham
2 months ago

Wonder why he attacked you, if it was him. Maybe it’s cos you are vile! Now stfu

BARBARA
BARBARA
2 months ago

Kim

Angela did you hear back from Kim regarding your beautiful generous offer