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UPDATE: Hero dog who suffered snakebites is improving

TAMPA, Fla. — Haus,  a German shepherd who was bit multiple times by a rattlesnake in Tampa, is improving, BluePearl’s Dr. John Gicking said on Saturday.

Gicking said Haus’ vital signs are stable and his condition is guarded to good.

Molly and Donya DeLuca visitwith Haus on Friday evening at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa

Molly and Donya DeLuca visit with Haus on Friday evening at BluePearl Veterinary Partners in Tampa

The story of how Haus was bitten while trying to protect the DeLuca family has received widespread media attention. Now the DeLuca family says on its gofundmepage:

“We are blown away by the response in the past day!  We cannot thank you enough for your support! PLEASE – we feel we have plenty to care for Haus’s needs;  if that were to change we will let you know.  Please INSTEAD of donating here donate to Heidi’s Legacy Rescue –  http://heidislegacydogrescue.com/donate/so others can find their own Haus.”