Khordha: They say dogs are the most loyal creatures on earth. And, there are examples of pet dogs sacrificing their lives to save their owners in the past. Tyson, a pet dog of a family in Jatani area here has also proved it.
Reportedly, Tyson, a Dalmatian breed dog, died after fighting an intense battle with an Indian Cobra to save his owner Arif Aman and his family late last night.
At around 2 AM, Aman’s family woke up hearing barking of the pet dog. After opening the door, the family saw Tyson preventing the poisonous snake from entering their house. Later, the two got into a furious battle. After fighting with the Indian Cobra for a while, Tyson succeeded in killing the reptile.
Sadly, after a few minutes, Tyson succumbed to injuries caused by snake bites. Aman said he called up a veterinary doctor for treatment of his pet at around 2.20 AM, but to no avail.
Meanwhile, the locals have demanded a round-the-clock treatment service at the College of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry of the Orissa University of Agriculture and Technology (OUAT) here.