A courageous little 6-year-old Yorkshire terrier from Scarborough, Toronto, Canada, has become a celebrity after successfully defending her human family from a wild coyote.
Dorothy Kwan, the dog’s adoptive mother, claims that her 10-year-old daughter Lily was strolling with Macy along the street when a coyote started following them. One of the neighbors’ surveillance cameras captured the child crying for assistance while tugging on Macy’s leash.
Lily tried to draw the rope tighter so she could sprint beside Macy, but her dog refused to move, so she let go of the leash.
She told the news station Local 12:
“I dashed to the sidewalk and began crying for assistance, but no one heard me.” I just witnessed a coyote attempting to attack my dog, so I began ringing doorbells and knocking on houses. And I was permitted in by a neighbor.
The security camera captured images of the young yorkie jumping to attack the coyote while Lily ran screaming and crying for help. The coyote may be seen nipping and shaking Macy in certain scenes.
Fortunately, the dog is able to flee before the coyote, seemingly startled by the girl’s screams, flees down the street.
Despite her bravery in escaping the enormous coyote, Macy had serious injuries to her torso and leg. Her injuries necessitated emergency surgery at the animal hospital.
The medical price is substantial, therefore the family has set up a Go Fund Me account to help their brave daughter.
“Toronto Veterinary Hospital just called to say Macy was OK when she woke up in ICU this morning.” He ate some chicken and is now relaxing.
Macy was rescued five years ago, according to the woman. The dog was initially terrified of humans and other dogs, but she has now grown to be quite protective of the family.
The woman, who claims to be a single mother of two children, argues that her dog is the most important member of her family.
Macy’s mother considers herself fortunate to have her in her family, telling CP24 in an interview:
She is the heroine of our story. “I’m not shocked since my dog would do anything for our family.”