A SUPERHERO dog was shot in the face by evil thugs as he tried to protect his family.
The dog, Guluva, leapt to protect his owner’s boyfriend after a carjacking gang pulled a gun on him at their home in Mitchells Plain, Cape Town.
Guluva risked his life to protect his family from armed carjackers[/caption]
Derrick Mfengwana, Guluva’s owner, told News 24 that he witnessed his heroic pooch attack an armed thug who had pulled a gun on Derrick’s sister’s boyfriend.
He describes how, as the boyfriend drove up to the open gate of their South African home, THUGS approached him with a gun and one man said “give me the car keys.”
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“The dog was inside the yard and went for one of the men,” Derrick added.
Derrick recalls: “I was watching a movie inside and heard the gunshot.
“I heard my girlfriend and sister screaming and thought they had shot her boyfriend because I saw blood around the house.”
Guluva had leapt up and began to attack one of the armed men, who shot him in the nose.
As Guluva bravely fought, the boyfriend was able to run to safety.
But Guluva wasn’t phased, “When we went outside, I saw my dog was bleeding.
“He was still standing and running around,” Derrick said.
The terrified criminals ran away empty handed and Derrick and his family rushed Guluva to the local Animal Welfare Society of South Africa (AWS).
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Vets said the bullet damaged Guluva’s jaw and tongue but he is now making a strong recovery, with staff at the animal centre reporting he is eating well and responding to treatment.
Shockingly, a spokesperson for the AWS revealed that poor Guluva was the fourth animal they had seen in two weeks with bullet wounds.
Two other dogs and a cat were admitted with facial or upper body wounds as a result of bullets.
The news comes following a spate of reports of loyal dogs going to great lengths to protect their families.
Just last week, two dogs in the Philippines died after protecting a one-year-old baby from a deadly cobra.
And in March, heroic Zero the dog died when he leapt on a gunman who opened fire at a birthday party at his family home.
Officials in Cape Town say they are ensuring to add animal cruelty charges to the crime docket against the carjacking gang.
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Derrick has been visiting heroic Guluva while he is in the care of vets at AWS and is excited to get the pooch home.
“These criminals have done a lot of damage and we feel unsafe,” Derrick said, adding that he hoped those responsible would soon be caught.
A Western Cape police spokesperson confirmed that they were investigating the incident, but no one has currently been arrested.
Despite his injuries, Guluva’s owners say he was still running around and barking at the intruders after being shot[/caption]
Vets say Guluva is making a strong and steady recovery[/caption]
Guluva’s owners say they feel unsafe following the evil attack[/caption]
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