Brave, Loyal Dog Saves Owner’s Life From catamount Attack: ‘My Dog Is My Hero’. 3Q
Dogs are such devoted and devoted companions. They have excellent intuition and will always help when their owners are in trouble, even if it means putting themselves in danger.
Like the courageous dog who fought off a mountain lion and saved her owner’s life.
Eva, a 2-and-a-half-year-old Belgian Malinois, is the delighted owner of Erin Wilson of Trinity County, California. They were on a nice walk by the river not long ago, but the tranquil day abruptly turned in to a life-threatening experience.
According to the Sacramento Bee, a mountain lion leapt at Erin, roaring and clawed through her jacket. With no one else nearby, Erin summoned Eva for help, and the loyal dog rushed to her relief.
Erin reports Eva boldly confronted the mountain lion, “striking that cat extremely hard” and diverting the large cat’s attention away from Erin. The mountain lion, on the other hand, outmatched the dog and “latched on to her head,” causing considerable pain.
Erin swiftly returned the favor, fighting the giant cat with wood and rocks and soliciting the help of a neighboring motorist, who disarmed the wild animal by spraying it with pepper spray.
Eva was transported to the hospital, and against appearances, the brave dog survived. Erin established a GoFundMe page to help with Eva’s medical expenditures, and she says that her hero is on the mend, with vets being “optimistic.”
“She’s still not out of the woods; she’s extremely sedated until we’re sure the pressure in her skull has been decreased,” she wrote. “She has two skull fractures, a sinus cavity puncture, and considerable edema around her left eye, causing her eyesight to be impaired.”
Eva was severely injured in the process, yet she saved her owner’s life.
“I believe it’s reasonable to say the dog definitely saved her life,” said California Department of Fish and Wildlife Capt. Patrick Foy.
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“My dog is my hero, and I owe her my life,” Erin said on GoFundMe.
Eva, you are a hero! Thank you for valiantly confronting this mountain lion and saving your owner’s life! It serves as a reminder of how protective and devoted dogs can be.