Javier Mercado, 16, said his German Shepherd, named Rex, came to his rescue after burglars broke into his home in Des Moines.
“I started hearing barking, a lot of barking, and then one of the guys screamed, ‘Get the dog! The dog bit me, the dog bit me!'” Mercado told Q13 Fox.
Rex recovered after extensive surgery at a local veterinary hospital. It was not immediately clear why the house was targeted.
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