- Mar 26, 2010
An SPCA rescue dog took a bullet for her adopted family while trying to protect them during a violent home invasion in Benoni.
Kei, a young cross Malinois dog who was shot in the face during the attack, will receive an award from the Boksburg SPCA for her heroic deed.
According to the SPCA, two armed robbers broke into the Lamont family’s home in Lakefield during the early hours of last Sunday while they were asleep.
“One intruder entered the main bedroom where a terrifying shoot-out took place and the intruder was shot dead.
“The second intruder entered the eldest daughter’s bedroom, gun in hand, not knowing Kei was also on the bed and watching over her best friend.
“Kei recognised danger immediately and flew across the room before the intruder could get through the door, attacking him with a force he wasn’t expecting.
“The intruder retreated into the hall and down the stairs, leaving a trail of blood behind him. As he was fleeing he shot and killed the family’s Biewer Yorkie named Holly who, as small as she was, gave her life to protect her family.”
Kei chased the intruder down the stairs and into the kitchen, where the intruder opened fire and shot her in the face.
More at: https://www.timeslive.co.za/news/south-africa/2021-10-12-heroic-dog-saves-family-from-armed-robbers/