They say a dog will do just about anything for his master. No matter what happens between a man and his best friend, our dogs love us no matter what and the following incredible story shows how the best pet parents will always do the same for them in return.
A dog from Whitecourt in Alberta, Canada has a new leash on life today thanks to the brave actions of his owner. According to a report from Global News, 31-year-old William Gibb and his brother were meeting a friend for coffee at their local Tim Horton’s restaurant, a Canadian staple, when Gibb ended up saving his dog, Sasha’s, life.
“I let my dog out quickly to go to the bathroom, and within less than 30 seconds, she starts crying out,” Gibb told Global News. “So I went and saw something wrapped around her – I didn’t even know what it was. I went over and hit the thing in the head. It ended up being a cougar and I thought, ‘what the heck?’”
When Gibb let the husky out, a dangerous cougar seemingly came out of nowhere and attacked the poor dog. A true pet parent, Gibb didn’t hesitate to punch the wild cat right on its head, before kicking, yelling, and screaming to chase the cougar away.
“I scooped her up with my left, swung at the cat with my right. I tried to keep it away from me. I got a little scratch across the wrist but it didn’t do anything to me,” Gibb told Global News. He quickly called the police to the terrifying and unusual scene.
First responder Sgt. Jack Poitras told Global News he was shocked to hear how the brave pet parent swiftly went after the wild animal and saved his dog’s life. “I wouldn’t recommend everybody wrastle with a cougar, but in this case it worked for the best.”
Although the cougar tore into the poor dog’s muscles and she suffered claw tears, she is expected to make a full recovery.”She’s a tough one,” Gibb said. “She’s been pretty quiet, just recovering. It’ll take her a few days to get back to her normal self.”
The cougar, on the other hand, was put down by police after speaking with Whitecourt fish and wildlife officials.
“If you’re out in the wilderness near the mountains, be aware that cougars and other predators are out there. Just be mindful of that, when you’re out and about with your pets,” Sgt. Poitras said in a warning to local pet owners.
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