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
24 days ago

Chuck is a hero…praise and prayers for Chuck

Kim
Kim
24 days ago

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

Angela Holland
Angela Holland
24 days ago
Reply to  Kim

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

Hazel Waistell
Hazel Waistell
24 days 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
21 days ago
Reply to  Angela Holland

Thank you.

Deborah Ryan
Deborah Ryan
24 days 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
24 days ago

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

Spatola Leslie
Spatola Leslie
23 days 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
23 days ago

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

gaidheal
gaidheal
23 days ago

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

Martay
Martay
22 days 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
21 days ago

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

Jolie
Jolie
20 days 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
20 days ago

🙏🙏

Terelle Holliday
Terelle Holliday
19 days 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
19 days ago

STFU evil bastard!

Michael King
Michael King
11 days ago

Go somewhere and die

Michael King
Michael King
11 days ago

Leave the dog alone

Last edited 11 days ago by Michael King
BARBARA
BARBARA
10 days ago

Kim

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