A child’s bond with their dog is something special. Every child should grow up with a dog – they’re not only loving companions, but they’re also very protective of their owners, always ready to put their lives on the line when necessary. Her 10-year-old owner was injured when she defended her from a coyote this week. Macy lives with her friend Dorothy Kwan in Scarborough, Ontario, with her family and is a Yorkie mix.
During a walk with the family’s 10-year-old daughter, Macy came face-to-face with a wild coyote. But miraculously, the dog reacted to protect her owner, standing up to the coyote. As Macy cries for help, a coyote can be seen chasing her in the background. In the end, Macy prevails: After barking continuously, the coyote retreats, like a dog being chased away by a smaller one. “Our dog put herself between my daughter and the coyote,” Dorothy Kwan told blogTO. She kept barking and chasing it away even after she had been seriously injured.
The coyote was able to escape after Macy successfully fended it off, but he still left her with extensive injuries. She is currently receiving treatment at the emergency animal hospital for her wounds. As a single mom, Dorothy was left heartbroken knowing that her beloved dog was hurt while trying to save her daughter. “My heart breaks for both my child and the dog we rescued five years ago.”
Macy was taken to an animal hospital where she received care for her wounds, but the bill ended up costing thousands. Nevertheless, when the family launched a GoFundMe page to raise money for Macy’s funds, people came through: nearly $20,000 has been donated, double what they set out to raise According to Dorothy on the fundraising page, Macy is now recovering nicely. My feisty girl is a true fighter. No coyotes will want to mess with her when she comes home. You can do it! I love you so very much. I love you so very much.”
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