Dogs make wonderful companions, so much so that they hold the title of being a man’s best friend and most people treat them as important members of their family. They are loyal protectors and every now and then we hear a story about a dog that saved its human family from a dangerous situation.

And that’s exactly what this story is about. Zeus was just 8 months old when he sniffed danger and sacrificed his life. The couple mourns his loss but they are grateful to the dog who saved their kids’ life.

The dog was playing outside in the yard of the home in Sumter County, Florida when he started throwing something like a rope around in his teeth. Then he laid on the floor and looked unwell. Actually, he was bitten by the coral snake. He saw a snake coming towards the kid and he jumped in to protect him. These coral snakes possess very powerful venoms and their bite can paralyze the breathing muscles of the victim.

When Zeus spotted the snake comming, without hesitation he jumped and started attacking the snake. However poor Zeus was bitten four times by the snake during their fight.

Gina, Zeus human mother took the dog immediately to the vet, but unfortunately the pooch didn’t make it. It was a huge loss for the family, they felt like they owe their son’s life to brave Zeus. He was the family’s hero and they will never forget him.

Rest in peace Zeus!