Dog Takes Bullet for Human, Ends up Homeless

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Kiko was in the news in 2012, when he saved his human from a home invasion.  Someone posing as a UPS delivery person tried to break into the home Kiko was living in on Stanton Island, New York.  Kiko ended up shot in the head for his efforts, and against all odds, made a full recovery.

That would have been a very good happy ending for Kiko and his story.  However, Kiko’s human ended up on very hard times a couple of years ago, forcing him to surrender Kiko.

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That’s when Mighty Mutts heard about Kiko and his story.  They though that he deserved better, being a hero and all.  In late 2014, Mighty Mutts took Kiko in and have been looking for a forever home for him since.

“The first few weeks of adoption drives, it was obvious that Kiko was very confused, and just seemed to be looking for his owner,” Jill Haynes of Mighty Mutts said.  “Initially we thought he was a little shut down, but after a bit of time we realized he was actually just completely deaf.”

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Mighty Mutts isn’t sure if Kiko has always been deaf, or if it’s from taking the bullet to the head.  It really didn’t matter when it happened, but just realizing this fact has helped bonding with Kiko so much easier.

“Kiko responds to touch rather than sound, and like most dogs enjoys a good back scratch,” Haynes said.  “He is a more reserved dog than some of our others, which causes him to get overlooked frequently at adoption drives.  But when he bonds with a volunteer and leans his head in for pets and scratches, it is the most endearing thing in the world.”

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Kiko is 14 years old now, and would do best in a home where he was the only dog, and would most likely do better in home without children.  His advanced age means a fist floor home would be best for him, and a home visit is a requirement for adoption with Mighty Mutts, so the ideal home for him would be no more than tow to three hours outside of New York City.

If you, or someone you know is interested in more information on Kiko, you can visit the Mighty Mutts webpage by clicking here.

 

213 thoughts on “Dog Takes Bullet for Human, Ends up Homeless”

  1. This is a touching story that shows just how true the saying is that dog is mans best friend. He risked his life to protect the one he loved. I’m sure God will bless Kiko with a new home and one day a forever home in Heaven.

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  2. Why didn’t they look for some support for him to stay with the owner he defended? Surely to have to surrender him had to hurt the master as much as the pet.

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  3. MY HERO IS 18 YRS OLD, I ADMIT I HAVE HAD THOUGHTS AT TIMES WHEN HE IS IN PAIN, OF LETTING HIM GO TO HEAVEN. BUT “””NEVER””” EVER DUMPING HIM. WHAT A JOY HE HAS GIVEN ME AND NOW HE NEEDS ME AS I NEEDED HIM AT ONE TIME IN MY LIFE. KIKO NEEDS LOVE AND SOMEONE WHO HAS PATIENCE WITH HIS LACK OF HEARING DON’T STARTLE HIM AND WHO EVER ADOPTS HIM BLESS YOU. AND GOD BLESS YOU FOR YOUR KINDNESS.

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  4. My Freckles looked exactly like Kiko,; she lived for 20 years and died peacefully 2 years ago, the best dog I ever have. Someone please adopt Kiko. I have 3 Chihuahuas, otherwise I would take Kiko. California.

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  5. Poor thing, saved his owner, and he was surrendered. Just goes to show how empathetic some humans can be. Hope you find a good home sweetheart, soon, and I hope your owner(s) spoil your rotten and never let you go.

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