Brave four-legged companion sacrifices his life to shield his family from a bear attack

To be asked about the most loyal creature in the world, most of us will answer – those are dogs. But what is significant to know – they can also be the most sacrificing animals. It may sound doubtful but here we are with a true story of a dog who decided to rescue his owners from a bear attack, instead, sacrificing his life.

On February 11, 2018, Stephen Parisi and Cathi Henn, a married couple went for a hike with their 3 dogs. This was on the same day when their 14 years old dog named Pete, rescued their lives.

Brave four-legged companion sacrifices his life to shield his family from a bear attack

The dog encountered a giant bear while Stephen was trying to take the other 2 little pups to a safe place. Unfortunately, at the time the owner came back to Pete, he was deeply injured.

The couple didn’t hesitate for a minute and took the animal to the hospital, but the vets explained that the wounds are serious, and the dog has no chance to survive.

Brave four-legged companion sacrifices his life to shield his family from a bear attack

However, these people decided to make public the story of the hero dog and made a touching post on Instagram.

They got people’s reactions and attention. Many of them had comforting words for the couple on the loss of their hero dog.

Brave four-legged companion sacrifices his life to shield his family from a bear attack

This is one of the hundreds of stories when dogs sacrificed themselves for their owners.

Here are some of those many examples in this video below!