PHOENIX — 18-week-old Tramp, has more than a fat lip, his entire body is swollen and covered with welts, after undergoing a fight for his life, a literal battle with bees.
“With as many stings as he had, he had more than enough to kill 50 percent of dogs his size,” Dr. Cynthia Jones with Alta Vista Animal Hospital said.
Tramp had more than 400 stings and Jones says she’s never seen a case as bad as his.
“He was having muscle tremors all over the place. It looked almost like he was having seizures,” Jones said.
“My smallest dog Tramp was yelping, and I figured he just wanted to come inside, and when I saw him , I opened up the curtains and he was just swarmed by hundreds of bees,” said his owner Jeremy Denoyer.
Denoyer jumped into action and was swarmed with bees and had to barricade himself in a laundry room.
“I got two or three feet outside and was just hit myself,” Denoyer said. “I was pretty freaked out. ”
Even today he can’t approach the hive, which is inside the vacant house next door.
“It is just a vivid flashback of being attacked by a wall of stings,” Denoyer said.
Firefighters were able to foam down both homes. Denoyer had more than 20 stings, his dog Lady had 50, and Tramp more than 400.
“I don’t’ ever want to see another bee again, and I would be ok,” Denoyer said.
*Information via CNN/KPHO-TV