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Dog Takes a Bullet For Owner

Kilo is now healing from his wounds.

How far would your dog go to save your life? Justin Becker of Staten Island, NY found out when a would-be robber tried to push his way into his apartment. The man, posing as a FedEx deliveryman, tried to push his way into Becker's home after claiming that he had a package. Becker pushed the thug to the ground and then pushed the door into his body. As the man lay halfway inside the apartment, Becker's dog Kilo sprang into action.

The 12-year-old Pit Bull decided to go after the robber. "My dog stuck his head out the door, and then [the thug] shot him in the head," Becker said. The man then ran off. Becker's girlfriend thought that Kilo was not going to survive his gunshot wounds so she cradled the dog in her arms, but Becker refused to give up on his best friend.

Becker picked up the dog and rushed him to the South Shore Animal Hospital in New Dorp. X-rays showed that the bullet entered the dog's head but never penetrated his skull. Amazingly, the bullet ricocheted off Kilo's skull and exited through his neck. Although there was a lot of swelling, the bone was not fractured. Kilo did not suffer any injury to his brain. "This is like, one in a million," said Dr. Greg Panarello, whose veterinary clinic operated on Kilo. "He's very lucky."