Heroic dog gravely injured after saving owner from savage mountain lion attack

A woman who was attacked by a bloodthirsty mountain lion says she wouldn't be alive if her heroic dog hadn't fought it off.

Erin Wilson had been walking along a river in northern California when she was suddenly attacked from behind by the lion which was swiping at her shoulder.

Terrified she screamed and cried for her dog to help who leapt into battle reports the Mirror.

The massive big cat grabbed the Belgian Malinois in its jaws so Erin went to help but was caught by its back paws.

In desperation, she ran back to her truck and found a tire iron before flagging down help from a passing motorist before going back to her dog who was being dragged off the rail.

Together they attacked the cat which finally let Eva go and ran away.

Thanks to her dog the only injuries Erin suffered was a few scratches and bruises.

The 24-year-old told the Sacramento Bee : “I don’t think I will ever be able to live up to how amazing and loyal she is to me.

“She hit that cat really hard. They fought for a couple seconds, and then I heard her start crying. That’s when the cat latched on to her skull.

“At first I was like, ‘Wow, she’s OK” but when I looked at her closer, I realised she had a couple of puncture wounds in her face.

“She just had a lot of blood coming out of her mouth.”

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After saving her dog, she raced to an emergency vet in a nearby city.

Veterinarians are now working to ensure there is no bleed on her brain

She launched a Go Fund Me page to help pay for the bill which has so far received more than £20,000 from the required £7,000.

An update on the page read: “On May 16th, at the white bar picnic area I was attacked by a mountain lion. It swiped at me, scratching my left shoulder.

“I yelled out for help from my dog Eva. She was only a few yards ahead of me and attacked the lion. They battled for a few moments until I heard her cry.

“Thanks to everyone’s generosity, we will be able to pay for Eva’s medical bills.

“Any additional funds will go towards her aftercare, some very solid pampering, ensuring her safety and quality of life, my medical bills and a few charities of our choosing.

“We are looking at Malinois rescues, big cat rescues, and predator management groups. Please feel free to recommend any worthy charitable organisations.

“We will visit her in a few hours once the vet is in for the morning.”

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