Catherine Svilcic had adopted a Doberman they named Khan just 4 days earlier. Abused and abandoned by his previous owners Catherine was watching him carefully as he played with her 17 month old daughter in their yard. Dogs with a history of abuse sadly are more likely to become aggressive or snap at the slightest things.
Sudden Aggression Alert
When the large dog suddenly started pushing at Charlotte her baby, Catherine was on immediate alert to get to her daughter. But she could not believe what was really going on. He grabbed the girl by her diaper and threw her across the yard away from him. And away from the snake that was about to bite her. As a result Khan himself got bitten by the poisonous snake but had saved the toddler’s life as a result.
Catherine managed to get Khan to a vet in time to receive the anti-venom he needed to save his life. It would seem that family were destined to have Khan in their lives to save their baby girl. Imagine what might have been if she had been playing there without him. That snake would have bit her and potentially led to her death.
Hero of the day
Khan from Star Trek is a great villain. Khan the dog is clearly very much a hero. His family have sworn to spend every day loving him and giving him the home a real hero deserves. And Khan, despite a previous life knowing only cruelty proves that every dog deserves a second chance. They can be a great and treasured addition to any home and may even one day have an opportunity to pay you back for your adoption and love.