24-year-old Erin Wilson was saved by her 2 ½-year-old Belgian Malinois from a mountain lion attack in Northern California. According to the Sacramento Bee Wilson was walking her dog near the Trinity River when the big cat leapt out and struck her, scratching the left shoulder.
“I yelled ‘Eva!’ and she came running. And she hit that cat really hard.” – Erin Wilson
Weighing only 55 pounds, the dog, named Eva, was unable to take the mountain lion on her own, and within a few seconds of fighting, the cat had bitten down onto the dog’s head. Even after Wilson began attacking the animal, striking it with rocks, sticks, and her fists while attempting to choke and gauge its eyes out, the cat would not let go.
Fortunately, Wilson was able to flag down a passing car, and the driver, Sharon Houston, was able to grab a long length of PVC pipe and pepper spray. After the two beat the lion for a period, Houston used the pepper spray, causing it to flee into the woods.
Wilson had several scrapes and bruises from the attack, but non of them were life threatening. Eva had two skull fractures, a punctured sinus cavity, and her left eye was severely damaged. Wilson started a gofundme to raise money for vet bills, which has already raised more than double the original goal. If you wish to donate, you can access said gofundme HERE.
“My dog is my hero and i owe her my life.” – Erin Wilson