The phrase “dogs are a man’s best friend” has been used several times. And the proverb is not without merit; dogs are fiercely devoted to their owners.
Eva is another example of a dog who has demonstrated time and time again that dogs truly are a person’s best friend because they always have your back!
Erin Wilson went out for an afternoon walk along the Trinity River in far Northern California with her dog Eva. Erin’s Belgian Malinois dog, Eva, is two and a half years old.
Erin Wilson, 24, is a 24-year-old from Trinity County, roughly four hours northwest of Sacramento. The dog and his owner boarded Erin Wilson’s pickup vehicle and drove to the Trinty River for a stroll.
They had no idea that their leisurely stroll would turn into a life or death situation.
Eva was strolling ahead of her owner without a leash. The two were still close to Highway 299, close enough for their pickup vehicle to be seen.
A mountain lion came a few yards down the track and leapt at Wilson. Wilson’s shoulder was grazed by the enormous cat’s claws, which penetrated her jacket and made contact with her shoulder.
The woman was scared that the growling cat might attack her. Eva, her dog, was instantly called.
“I cried ‘Eva!’ and she came running,” she claimed, adding, “and she really whacked that cat.”
Eva, her dog, was just 55 pounds, and while the momentum helped her gain ground, she couldn’t match the mountain lion’s power.
Wilson said that the animals wrestled for a few seconds before she heard her dog whimper. “That’s when the cat grabbed her cranium,” Wilson adds.
Erin Wilson’s instincts to defend her puppy kicked in at this point. She used anything she could to battle the mountain lion, including rocks, sticks, and even her fists. Wilson claims she tried to suffocate the cat and gouge its eyes with her arms. She even sustained scratches from the cat’s back legs as a result of her attempts. Wilson, though, escaped with just minor scrapes and bruises thanks to her dog Eva’s bravery.
The mountain lion, on the other hand, would not let Eva go. Wilson then dashed back to her pickup to retrieve a tire iron, flagging down a passing car in the process. Sharon Houston came to a halt for Wilson and became aware of the situation. Houston was motivated to get her own weapons before departing with Wilson to save her puppy.
A tire iron, a four-foot PVC pipe, and pepper spray were now in the hands of the two ladies. By that time, the mountain lion had pulled the dog off the route. The women pursued the cat and thrashed it as hard as they could.
When Houston blasted the mountain lion with pepper spray, it ultimately let the dog go.
Eva returned to her truck with her owner after being let free. Wilson was surprised that Eva was unharmed, but upon closer investigation, she noticed the wounds. “I saw she had a few of puncture marks in her face,” she explained. And she had a lot of blood dripping from her mouth.”
She loaded her dog into the vehicle and drove an hour and a half to the nearest emergency vet in Redding, the region’s largest city. Wilson was even more terrified when her dog convulsed during the hectic journey.
Eva was given medical treatment as soon as they arrived at the vet. The veterinarian confirmed that the dog’s brain was not bleeding and that the pressure in her head was decreasing.
Erin Wilson and her husband both paid a visit to the puppy and hope to shower her with snacks soon. “She really enjoys stuffed animals,” Wilson added, “so we’re buying her a bunch of stuffies.” “We’ll treat her to a delicious steak supper.” For a time, she’ll be getting all kinds of treats.”
Erin Wilson has set up a GoFundMe page to aid with the vet bills since the event.
“I owe my life to my dog, who is my hero.” Wilson wrote in the grant appeal’s description.
Erin Wilson has been posting updates on Eva’s Instagram profile since then. She shared a video of Eva awake and eating dog food, saying the dog was feeling better, talking, and eating.
She hopes to be able to bring her puppy home with her shortly.
The tale of Eva saving her owner from a terrible mountain lion assault is incredibly touching. The situation may have been far worse if it hadn’t been for the dog. Eva, we wish you a quick recovery!
Tell your friends and family about Eva’s bravery.