There are several ways to be cautious while dealing with animals, but sometimes you don’t have time to ponder or prepare. A woman and her dog enjoy trekking together, but when a mountain lion at.t.a.c.ks, they must move quickly. The huge cat a.t.t.acked the woman at first, but the woman’s dog wouldn’t let her loved one die.
The woman survived the horrible situation thanks to the courage of the dog. However, the brave canine was left in serious condition as a result of a skull fracture and several other injuries. The dog is now being hailed as a hero, and people all across the world are fundraising to help her recover.
Erin Wilson and Eva, her Belgian Malinois, were strolling along the Trinity River in northern California when their lives were threatened. When a mountain lion leapt at Wilson, Eva was only a few feet ahead off-lease. Wilson summoned Eva when the wild cat clawed at her shoulder through her jacket. Wilson’s truck remained visible, but the mountain lion refused to go.
The 55-pound dog dashed at the mountain lion and smashed into it. The mountain lion focused its attention on Eva, but the dog was no match. The mountain lion eventually sank its fangs into Eva’s skull and refused to let go.
“They struggled for a few seconds, and then I heard her cry,” Wilson explained. “That’s when the cat grabbed her cranium.”
Wilson did everything she could to get the mountain lion to let go. She struck the cat with rocks, stones, and even her fists, but it was able to defend itself with its rear paws. Wilson dashed back to her pickup to get a tire iron to use against the mountain lion. She also summoned a driver called Sharon Houston to assist her.
Wilson eventually got the mountain lion to let go of Eva after another beating. Houston then blasted the cat with pepper spray, causing it to flee.
Eva appeared to be alright at first, but as Wilson examined her closely, she found puncture wounds on her face and blood pouring from her lips. As a result, she hurried her to the emergency veterinarian, which was an hour and a half away. Wilson’s drive was the most stressful of his life. Halfway through the trip, Eva started shaking, which made Wilson worry that the dog might not make it.
Fortunately, the duo made it to the vet, where officials discovered multiple injuries. Eva suffered two skull fractures, a perforated skull cavity, significant edema near her eye, and several scrapes. She has a long road of rehabilitation ahead of her, but experts are confident that she will live.
“My dog is my hero, and I owe her my life,” Wilson explained. “She loves stuffed animals, so we’re getting her a bunch of stuffies.” We’ll treat her to a delicious steak meal. For a time, she’ll be getting all kinds of treats. “