ARIZONA — A puppy fought for his life after being stung by more than 400 bees outside his owner’s Arizona home, local TV stations reported Tuesday.
Tramp, as the 18-week-old dog is known, is lucky to be alive and remains swollen and covered in welts after the attack, KPHO and KTVK report.
“With as many stings as he had, he had more than enough to kill 50 percent of dogs his size,” said veterinarian Dr. Cynthia Jones with Alta Vista Animal Hospital.
Tramp’s is the worst bee attack case Jones says she has ever seen.
The puppy was swarmed by the bees after his owner let him and his older doggy pal, Lady, outside to play.
“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,” owner Jeremy Denoyer says.
Denoyer went to rescue the dogs, but was attacked himself and stung more than 20 times.
After barricading in his laundry room, Denoyer contacted fire officials who rescued the dogs.
Lady had about 50 stings, and Tramp suffered more than 400.
“He was having muscle tremors all over the place. It looked almost like he was having seizures,” Jones said of Tramp.
Tramp is now recovering from the ordeal.
CNN contributed to this report.