By Amy Lester, NEWS 9
OKLAHOMA CITY -- Over the past 24 hours, NEWS 9 has seen a tremendous response to the story about a pit bull who saved its family.
The dog was shot three times, scared off an intruder and survived the attack. Now, people from across the country want to help the dog and his family. They're even offering to pay the dog's medical bills.
Patty Morse is an animal lover, and that love inspired her to take special notice of D-Boy, the pit bull. When Morse saw our story about D-Boy, how he took three bullets and saved his family, she said she wanted to pay for part of the dog's more than $1,500 medical bill.
"I'm a waitress. I make cash everyday so I'll be getting a money order in the mail by Friday for sure," Morse said. "The dog's a hero."
And once the story aired on CNN, NEWS 9 received an influx of people who also wanted to help.
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"You really need to support things like this, I think," Chuck from Arizona said.
He's sending $100 toward D-boy's medical bills.
"When I can, I like to help out and I like to help out animals," Sue Westhead in New Mexico said.
In an email, Michael Hughes in California said: "It's just something we need to do to be able to help that family."
The Vet Emergency Care and Critical Hospital is also getting its share of generous calls from people who plan to donate money for the dog's bills.
"I was just amazed. One or two phone calls is just fine, but the response is just overwhelming," Whitney Shuey, who works at the veterinary hospital said.
It's even more overwhelming for the dog's owner, Roberta Trawick.
"That just made my Christmas, an early Christmas gift to be able to have my dog home and not have to worry about paying his bill," Trawick said. "It's a blessing it really is. God blessed us and I hope God blesses everybody who helped us."