In Mitchell’s Plain, Cape Town, a superhero dog was shot in the face protecting his family from carjackers in the victims own yard. Derrick Mfengwana said his dog, Guluva, leaped at the carjacking gang after one of the thugs pulled a gun.
According to USA Today, one of the thugs demanded the keys to their vehicle, but as the bad guy pointed the gun at the victim, Guluva, who had been in the yard at the time, attacked.
“I was watching a movie inside and heard the gunshot,” Derrick recalls while telling the string of disturbing events as they happened. “I heard my girlfriend and sister screaming and thought they had shot her boyfriend because I saw blood around the house.
What really happened however, is Guluva attacked the culprit who then shot him in the nose. The victim was able to run away, and even though the dog had been shot, he was still standing his ground.
The hijackers ran away, and Guluva was rushed to the Animal Welfare Society of South Africa where he is recovering from damage to his jaw and tongue.
The criminals were not able to steal anything and when they are captured, animal cruelty charges will be added to their crime docket.
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