Dog Stays Behind During Dangerous Wildfires To Save Goats.
Odin, who is a Great Pyrenees, was determined to look after his flock.
It was with a heavy heart that Hendel drove off even as the flames made their way towards Mark West Springs Road. He even recalled how the flames practically caressed the cars behind him as everyone in the neighborhood tried to escape.
When Hendel returned with his family to their property, they were beyond stunned.
Their home lay in ruins and the nearby trees were still burning in the distance. But everything he and his family had worked for was completely destroyed.
The fires eventually subsided, but nothing could have prepared Hendel for what he saw.
He wrote on Facebook that the forest that surrounded his property had been turned into a "smoldering wasteland," and everything that had been left behind was damaged beyond repair.
Hendel grieved for Odin and the bottle-raised goats he left behind as he was sure they perished.
The last thing the family was expecting was to see the goats running towards them. But Odin had also survived. He was just a bit singed and his whiskers had melted. He was also limping on one leg, but he herded his sheep to greet the family.
Odin was named after the Norse God, and he certainly proved it was a name well earned.
Not only did he protect the goats, but he also looked after a couple of baby deer. Now the family has created a fundraising page at YouCaring to help with the rebuilding costs of their property and some of Odin's medical bills.
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