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Brave, loyal dog saves owner’s life from mountain lion attack: ‘My dog is my hero’

Dogs are such loving and loyal pets. They have great instincts and will always step up to help when they sense their owners are in danger, even if it means putting themselves in harm’s way. Like one heroic dog, who saved the life of her owner after fighting off an attacking mountain lion.

 

Erin Wilson, from Trinity County, California, is the loving owner of a 2-and-a-half-year-old Belgian Malinois named Eva.

 

Recently, the two were on a relaxing walk by the river, but the peaceful day turned into a life-threatening ordeal.

 

According to the Sacramento Bee, a mountain lion lunged at Erin, growling and scratching through her jacket. With no one else around, Erin called on Eva for help, and the loyal dog came to her rescue.

 

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Eva bravely confronted the mountain lion: Erin says she “hit that cat really hard” and distracted the big cat from Erin. But the dog was outmatched, and the mountain lion “latched on to her skull,” causing great pain.

 

Erin soon returned the favor, fighting against the big cat with sticks and rocks and enlisting the help of a nearby motorist, who ended the attack by spraying the wild animal with pepper spray. While the mountain lion finally let Eva out of its grasp, the dog had serious wounds on her skull.

“She had a couple of puncture wounds in her face,” Erin told the Sacramento Bee. “And she just had a lot of blood coming out of her mouth.”

 

 

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While Eva suffered some bad injuries in the process, but she saved her owner’s life. “I think it’s safe to assume that dog probably saved her life,” Capt.

Patrick Foy of the Department of Fish and Wildlife told Sacramento Bee. “My dog is my hero and I owe her my life,” Erin wrote on GoFundMe.

You’re a hero, Eva! Thank you for saving your owner’s life by bravely facing down this mountain lion! It’s a reminder how protective and loyal dogs can be.

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