We love stories about heroic pets, and this news story about a brave black and white kitty from Florida proves that cats can give dogs a run for their money in the hero department.
The Love Meow website reports that Oreo is close to his whole human family, but especially bonded with his 10-year-old sister Jaiden.
Oreo was nearby when an eastern diamondback rattlesnake got close to Jaiden and other kids playing in the backyard. Oreo began to act strangely, alerting the children to the snake.
Brave Oreo put himself between the snake and the kids as they retreated into the house. Unfortunately, he was bitten in the leg and had to be taken to the vet for wound care, fluids, and antibiotics.
Oreo’s treatment is going well, and the family has him home again, relieved that he will not lose his leg. Jaiden’s Christmas wish this year? That her heroic best friend Oreo is happy and healthy!
Images: Cyndi Anderson/Love Meow