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Added Feb 23 2018

Rex the 2-year-old German shepherd is being called a “hero dog” for taking at least three gunshots while protecting his teenage owner from burglars. He is in stable condition at our BluePearl Veterinary Partners hospital in Renton. In the intensive care unit, Rex is receiving pain medication, antibiotics, wound care and round-the-clock monitoring.

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February 23, 2018
    Hero dog takes bullet for teenager in Des Moines home invasion
    SEATTLE, Wash. - When burglars violently broke into a Des Moines home mid-afternoon on Wednesday, a teenager hid in a closet and held on to his dog. But Rex - a 2-year-old German shepherd - ran downstairs to protect the 16-year-old. The dog confronted the burglars, who beat him until he was bloody.

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