A golden retriever named Angel lived up to her name last weekend when she jumped between a boy and a charging cougar.
Austin Forman, 11, was gathering firewood in his backyard in Boston Bar, Canada, when he noticed his dog, Angel, strangely following him around. Moments later, she ran towards him and hurdled a lawn mower to protect the boy from the cougar.
Austin ran inside and called for help to save his dog. When authorities arrived, they found the cougar chewing on Angel’s neck under the family’s back porch. Authorities shot and killed the cougar.
Angel survived despite puncture wounds on her head, neck and one of her hind legs.
You can find the CBC news article about the story here. Note: linked article includes graphic photos.
- Staff Writer Bryan Dean