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Pit bulls are often misunderstood, but they are undeniably loyal companies – some have even been known to protect their guardians in dire situations.

One of these amazing pit bulls is brave Mercey of Edmonton, Canada, who recently saved her guardian from a violent machete attack.

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Last Tuesday, a group of four men broke into the home of Mercey’s guardian, and after an argument broke out, one of the men attacked her with a machete.

Before severe injuries were dealt, four-year-old Mercey stepped in, jumping up and sacrificing herself to protect her beloved guardian.

“I don’t know where this assault would have ended, but I think the assault on her was effectively stopped by the dog,” said Edmonton Police Staff Sgt. Randy Wickins to Calgary Sun.

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Mercey was rushed to Edmonton’s emergency veterinary clinic, suffering from two major life-threatening injuries. Since her guardian could not afford the $400 surgery, the kindhearted downtown division of the Edmonton Police stepped in to foot the bill.

“The severity of the blows, they could very easily have fractured [Mercey’s] spine. I think the intent was there, likely, to do that,” said emergency vet Brent Jackson to Calgary Sun. “Fortunately, she’s a strong enough dog and a tough enough dog that that didn’t happen.”

Brave Mercey is expected to make a full recovery and will return home soon to be with her guardian.

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Image source: CTV News