Heroes come in all shapes and sizes. For one lucky dog saved from a coyote attack, her hero was a 6-year-old girl. Let’s take a look at how the story unfolded.
Alina Funk heard unusual sounds at 6 AM one morning. She immediately got up and looked out her window to see that a coyote was attacking her neighbor’s dog. The little Bichon Frise named Fluffy had somehow escaped her neighbor’s yard and was being attacked by a coyote.
“All I saw is like the coyote’s nose and then I saw the little doggie. That’s all I saw, mostly,” Alina said.
The little girl knew that Fluffy needed help, so she ran to wake her mother and stepfather. The parents sprang from the bed and ran to rescue Fluffy. Thankfully, they made it just in time. Fluffy was injured but still alive.
Alina Even Took Care Of Fluffy After The Attack
Fluffy was brought inside and Alina went right to work consoling the dog. “She nurtured her, and just kind of made her feel comfortable around the house,” Alina’s mother, Claudia Funk proudly explained.
Fluffy could have easily been killed by the coyote. In fact, coyotes are capable of killing dogs much bigger than a Bichon Frise. Instead, thanks to Alina’s quick thinking, Fluffy only sustained three bites from the attack. She will be fine thanks to Alina saving her life.
Apparently, the coyote that attacked Fluffy was not the only coyote that has been around the neighborhood. Neighbors have reported seeing an increase in coyotes in the area. Residents have been advised to keep their small pets inside for their safety. Coyotes are known for killing small dogs and cats. Coyotes that run in packs can even kill much larger dogs and cats when they work together.
Here is a video that documents the story of what happened when one quick-thinking girl sprang into action to save her neighbor’s dog.