'Angel' Who Took On A Mountain Lion And Saved His 11-Year-Old Owner

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A British Columbia family’s golden retriever is being hailed as a hero after he saved an 11-year-old boy’s life when a cougar attacked him Saturday night, reports CTV News in Canada.

The dog – named Angel – intervened when the cougar charged at the boy as he went outside to get some firewood.Police later shot the cougar dead, and credited the dog with saving the boy’s life.According to a Royal Canadian Mounted Police spokesperson, the boy had gone outside to get some firewood at his family’s home in Boston Bar, about 160 miles northeast of Vancouver.Suddenly a cougar began to charge across the yard at the boy. That’s when Angel stepped in and engaged the cougar, which was much larger than the dog, allowing the boy to get away.

Family members called the police, and an RCMP officer was on the scene within a minute.The cougar dragged the dog under the home’s back porch, and the dog could be heard crying out in pain as the cougar chewed on its neck.The officer fired two rounds into the cougar’s rear end, but the cougar continued its attack.The officer then moved in closer and shot the cougar again, killing it.The dog survived with only minor injuries. The boy was not hurt.

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jasleen
    Jan 08, 2010 @ 18:42:40

    God Bless Angel. Our dogs are the most faithful friends we will ever have.

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  2. aman
    Jan 08, 2010 @ 18:43:25

    It is amazing how an animal will give its life for their owner. Thank God that Angels life was spared. I am sure there will be an extra special bond between Angel and the family, especiallyfor Austin. May God give Angel a speedy recovery…

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  3. jill
    Jan 08, 2010 @ 18:45:16

    How lucky you all are to have such a special family member. Angel knows what it’s all about, protecting each other in time of need. I hope Angel has a full recovery and a long, long happy life with her family. Jill Dalton, Jupiter, FL

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