A brave dog risked his life to protect his best friend from burglars, showing the strength of their bond


Rex, a German Shepherd who was 2 1/2 years old, was shot many times on February 21 while guarding his house and his closest companion from burglars in Es Moines, Washington. The brave dog, who risked his life to defend his 16-year-old owner Javier from the two intruders, was severely beaten.

Javier heard someone enter the home, according to Q13 FOX. The adolescent dialed 911 while hiding in the closet. Rex was determined to defend him and raced downstairs to fight off the dangerous men, despite his best efforts to get the dog to stay with him, the man claims. Javier said that when he heard gunshots, Rex screamed.