Nothing is more special than the relationship between a young child and their dog. Every kid should grow up with a dog. Dogs are not only great friends, but they are also very protective of their owners and are always willing to put themselves in danger to protect them. One small but very brave dog showed this last week when she fought off a coyote to protect her 10-year-old owner, getting hurt in the process. Macy may be a mixed-race Yorkie who is 6 years old. She lives with her owner Dorothy Kwan and her family in Scarborough, Toronto.
Macy and her 10-year-old daughter were for a stroll in the neighborhood when the outing took a dramatic turn when the youngster was confronted by a wild coyote. But the small dog surprised everyone by fighting the coyote to protect her owner.
The video is scary. In the background, you can see the coyote attacking Macy as the girl screams for help. But in the end, Messi was the winner of the fight. Messi kept barking, and the coyote ran away, as if scared off by the smaller dog.
Dorothy Kwan told blogTO that: ,,You can see our dog putting herself between my daughter and the coyote. Even though she was badly hurt, she continued to bark at the coyote and drive it away. She put up a fight. Macy was able to get away from the coyote, but she still got hurt very badly. Her body and leg were hurt in a lot of ways.” Dorothy wrote. ,,She is getting surgery at the emergency animal hospital to fix her wounds.”
Dorothy was very sad because she knew that her beloved little dog had been hurt so that her daughters could be saved. ,,Both for my baby and for our dog, which we rescued 5 years ago, my heart is breaking. I’m a single mom with two kids, and they and our dog mean the world to me.” Macy was taken to an animal hospital to get her wounds checked out, but the bill ended up being thousands of dollars.
But when Macy’s family set up a GoFundMe page to raise money for the funds and told the world about Macy’s bravery, people helped out. The page has raised nearly $20,000, which is more than double its goal.
More encouragingly, Messi seems to be doing OK now, correlating with Dorothy’s post on the donation website. She wrote today, ,,Her fever is gone and she’s hungry again. I couldn’t be happier with her. When she gets home, no coyotes will want to mess with her. My strong-willed girl might be a real fighter. I like you a lot. Yes, you’ll do it!”
Watch the video below!