When Heather Willobee said that she would do almost anything for her dog, she wasn’t kidding. The brave dog lover, who lives in Grayling, Michigan, was placed in a life and death situation when a wild creature attacked her precious pet.
But instead of fleeing off to save herself, Heather chose to stay and save the pooch.
The unfortunate incident happened when Heather got back from work and let Lucy, her rescue dog, out so that she can do her business. They do this every day like clockwork. She never expected anything bad to happen.
Lucy has been with her for several years after she adopted the homeless pooch from a shelter. They have developed a routine and trust each other completely. Heather didn’t need to watch her all the time. So she stayed near her porch, waiting for her pet to come back so she could let her back in.
But as her dog was running towards her, Heather’s eyes widened as she saw a huge creature chasing after Lucy. She realized that it was a bear. Terror filled her when she saw the 300-pound wild animal take a swing at her dog then they got into a fight.
Heather started screaming, calling out to her pooch, telling her to run back home over and over again. She was panicking, but she refused to leave her dog outside. Heather started inching her way toward Lucy, who was then trying to get back to her.
As soon as she was near the scuffle, she dove right in and grabbed her injured pet. They then rushed inside and closed the door behind them. Thankfully, the bear didn’t bother to escalate the situation. The creature went back to the woods right after.
Heather saw that Lucy had blood all over her, and she had several wounds. There were claw marks everywhere. She called an emergency vet right away and informed them that she was bringing in a severely wound dog. The vets worked on the poor pooch and managed to treat all her injuries.
Lucy was sent home that same day and had to spend several weeks for recovery. She hasn’t fully recovered yet, but everything is going well. It seems that there will be no long-lasting damage. But if it weren’t for her brave mom, who knows what would have happened to the dog.
Source: Heather Willobee Facebook