Heroic dog who saved owner from mountain lion dies unexpectedly.
Eva, the brave and loyal Belgian Malinois who fought off a mountain lion to save her owner, died unexpectedly last week. Eva suffered a severe skull fracture as a result of the incident on May 16.
According to her mother, Erin Wilson, the two-year-old pup began having seizures over the weekend. Eva’s condition worsened after she was rushed to the UC Davis Veterinary Center.
“She just never woke up,” a sobbing Erin Wilson told the Sacramento Bee. “She never woke up.”
Erin and the hero dog’s international fan and supporter base are devastated by Eva’s death. She appeared to have made a miraculous recovery after spending several days in serious condition following the initial attack.
Unfortunately, brain injuries are unpredictable, and hers was more serious than it seemed.
In a tribute on Instagram, Wilson said, “Goodbye, my sweet darling child.” “You are my closest companion. The world has become a much darker place.”
Watch the heartbreaking footage of Eva’s return from the hospital last month and find out more about her brave actions during the attack below.
There are many ways to be careful around animals, but sometimes you don’t have time to think or prepare. A woman and her dog enjoy hiking together, but when a mountain lion attacks them, they must act quickly. The huge feline first attacked the woman, but her dog refused to let her loved one die.
The woman survived this horrible situation thanks to the bravery of her dog. However, the brave canine was left in serious condition with a fractured skull and several other injuries. The dog is now considered a hero and people from all over the world are raising funds to help him recover.
Belgian Malinois comes to the rescue
Erin Wilson and Eva, her Belgian Malinois, were walking along the Trinity River in northern California when their lives were threatened. When a mountain lion pounced on Wilson, Eva was only a few feet in front of her. Wilson called out to Eva as the wildcat scratched her shoulder through her jacket. Wilson’s truck was still nearby, but the mountain lion refused to leave.
The 55-pound dog lunged at the cougar and crashed into it. The cougar focused its attention on Eva, but the dog was no match. The lion eventually sunk its fangs into Eva’s skull and refused to let go.
“They fought for a few seconds, and then I heard Eva scream,” Wilson explains. “That’s when the cat grabbed her skull.”
A mountain lion was about to attack his dog until his mother found a way to scare him away.
Wilson did everything she could to get the mountain lion to let go. She hit the feline with rocks, pebbles, and even her fists, but it was able to defend itself with its hind legs. Ms. Wilson rushed to her pickup truck to retrieve a tire iron to use against the mountain lion. She also enlisted the help of a driver named Sharon Houston to help her.
Wilson finally got Eva to let go of the mountain lion after another beating. Sharon Houston then pepper-sprayed the cat, which ran away.
The heroes, too, must be rescued.
Eva seemed fine at first, but upon close examination, Mrs. Wilson discovered puncture wounds on her face and blood dripping from her lips. So she rushed her to the emergency vet, which was an hour and a half away. Wilson’s drive was the most stressful of his life. Eva started having seizures halfway through the trip, which made Wilson fear that the dog would not survive.
Fortunately, the duo made it to the vet, where officers discovered multiple injuries. Eva suffered two skull fractures, a perforated skull cavity, severe swelling near her eye, and several abrasions.