As the saying goes: dogs are humans’ best friends. Well, a small Yorkie certainly proved it true! The tiny canine saved its owner from a terrifying coyote attack! Read on to see how it turned out…
Brave Yorkie Helps The Child
It all started when Lily Kwan, a 10-year-old girl from Scarborough, Canada, took her cute, little named Macy for a walk. Unfortunately, the little girl and her six-year-old dog would soon go through a serious trauma. While on the walk, Lily spotted a wild coyote coming straight for them! “I thought, oh my gosh, what is going to happen, because the other day I saw Facebook postings of the same coyote chasing kids, biting one kid and I thought am I next, what is going to happen to me?” Lily recalled. Not only that, but the problem had become so severe that the neighborhood had started putting posters up, warning residents about the coyotes. Lily had every right to be scared – but she had no idea what would happen next!
While Lily tugged at the leash, Macy would not budge. So, she ran down the street ringing doorbells, hoping a neighbor would help them. “I ran to the sidewalk and started screaming for help. No one heard me,” Lily said. While the little girl ran to get help, Macy stood her ground. The six-year-old Yorkie, only around six pounds, managed to hold off the coyote, which can weigh anywhere from 15 to 45 pounds, for a little bit of time. Sadly, the brave little dog ended up in the coyote’s teeth. Thankfully, that’s not the end of this amazing tale!
Recovering From A Coyote
In the end, Lily managed to get a hold of a neighbor who chased the coyote away. Now, while Macy needed to go through surgery as a result of her wounds, she’s feeling well and recovering in an intensive care unit at a local vet. The doctors assure Lily and her mother, Dorothy Kwan, that Macy will make a full recovery. Sadly, the vet bills are pretty expensive, nearly $10,000. However, even this part of the tale has a happy ending: the family started a GoFundMe for the bills, and its already raised over $19,000!
“She’s a super brave dog, I love her so much and I just thought this tiny dog could protect this huge human being trying to fight off this huge coyote,” Lily said afterward. Meanwhile, Dorothy, Lily’s mother, always knew that Macy would protect her daughter at all costs. “My dog would do anything for our family so I’m actually not surprised that she did that,” Dorothy said. Still, she was surprised by the whole attack. “I would never guess that a coyote would come out during the day and especially with someone screaming and yelling. It still was not fazed, it just kept coming after her and our dog, despite all the yelling. It was quite aggressive.”
If you would like to help little Macy recover, head on over to the GoFundMe!