Dog bitten by rattlesnake while protecting little girl receives award for bravery

- Haus, the family dog that took three rattlesnake bites, saving a 7-year-old girl, has received the Heroic Dog Award.

The-two-year-old German Shepherd that was fighting for his life last week is now at home with his family continuing his recovery. PETA stopped by the family's home to present him with the award along with a get-well care package which includes toys, treats, and a comfy blanket.

Haus was released from the animal hospital Thursday after receiving round-the-clock care for the rattlesnake bites. He was bitten last week in the family's backyard, pitting himself between 7-year-old Molly DeLuca and the snake.

The community and well-wishers around the world rallied for Haus as he made his recovery, contributing more than $50,000 to a GoFundMe page set up for his medical expenses. 

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