BRANDON, Fla. — Slayer the hero Pitbull mix is back home Wednesday after spending the early portion of the week in the doggie equivalent of intensive care.
Slayer survived numerous strikes to the face by a venomous snake.
Melissa Butt says she was home with her grandchildren Sunday when the dogs started barking continuously in the area where the children were playing outside.
The barking was concerning enough for her to take the kids into the house. When she returned, she found both of her dogs bleeding from what appeared to be snake bites.
The family says a snake they found later appeared to be a venomous copperhead.
Both dogs were rushed to their local veterinarian, who later transferred the animals to Blue Pearl of Brandon which was equipped with the necessary antivenin to save the dogs.
The family was next left with the high cost it would take …
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