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Isn’t it awesome when you know you can change someone’s life for the best with just one simple decision? I know dog owners who chose to adopt a furry pal would answer this question with a resounding yes.

One mother from Atherton, Australia, learned of an abused doberman and wanted to step in give the animal a forever home. But was that the right thing to do? Certainly.

When Catherine Svillicic welcomed Khan into her life and her home, she knew she was dealing with a canine who had a rough start early in life. Khan’s previous owners were cruel people who mistreated him. He even ended up with broken ribs once. Luckily, that all changed.

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Catherine believed Khan would be the perfect pal for her then 1-year-old daughter Charlotte. And she was right. The little girl fell in love with Khan the moment she laid eyes on him. Her parents knew she was safe with him by her side.

One day, however, Khan started acting very strangely. Catherine could feel he was anxious but could tell why. She noticed he was nudging the girl repeatedly, and moments later, he grabbed her by the diaper and threw her over his shoulder. Catherine couldn’t believe her eyes, she got scared for her little one, and rushed to take her in her hands. That’s when she looked down and saw a King Brown snake, a venomous specimen, right where Charlotte was sitting moments earlier.

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The girl could easily suffered a deadly bite if it wasn’t for Khan. Sadly, he got bitten.

The family quickly rushed him to the vet’s where he received an anti-venom shot. The good thing is that he recovered.

Needless to say, Khan was dubbed a hero for his selfless act. Catherine was glad she took a chance with him and welcomed him into the family.

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