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Brave Yorkshire Terrier, Macy, protects her 10-year-old owner by fighting off coyote

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Lionhearted Yorkshire terrier Macy fought off a coyote after it attacked her 10-year-old owner Lily while they were out on a walk

Lionhearted Yorkshire terrier Macy fought off a coyote after it attacked her 10-year-old owner Lily while they were out on a walk 

A lionhearted Yorkshire terrier fought off a coyote twice her size to protect her 10-year-old owner after it attacked them.  

Owner Lily Kwan, 10, said she had just seen fliers in her Toronto, Canada neighborhood on Tuesday warning people of a coyote chasing children in the area when the animal started snapping at her heels while she was walking her dog Macy.  

In footage captured by a neighbor’s security camera, Lily can be seen running down the sidwalk with her six-year-old rescue dog while the coyote follows in hot pursuit.

 ‘I thought, ‘Am I next, what is going to happen to me?” Lily told Canada’s WDAM 7

‘I was screaming for help but no one heard me,’ said Lily. ‘I saw this coyote trying to attack my dog and I tried to ring people’s doorbells and knock on people’s doors… this one neighbor let me in.’ 

As the coyote snapped at Lily's heels, she runs toward the safety of her neighbor's porch, looking back toward the dogfight

As the coyote snapped at Lily’s heels, she runs toward the safety of her neighbor’s porch, looking back toward the dogfight 

After chasing the girl and her dog all the way down the street, the coyote trotted away after a few moments of fighting

After chasing the girl and her dog all the way down the street, the coyote trotted away after a few moments of fighting

Despite her injuries, Macy chases after the fleeing coyote, making sure it's gone for good

Despite her injuries, Macy chases after the fleeing coyote, making sure it’s gone for good

But while Lucy made it to safety, Macy wouldn’t follow her inside, instead tugging against the leash toward the coyote. 

When Lily dropped the leash, the little dog whipped around to confront the coyote. After briefly screaming Macy’s name, Lily runs onto the neighbor’s porch and out of the camera’s view.

Macy can be seen squaring off with the coyote, before it snatches her up in its mouth and shakes her violently. She yelps in pain, but keeps barking and chasing the coyote until it gives up and retreats. 

‘She’s a super brave dog,’ Lily said. ‘I love her so much, and I just thought this tiny dog could protect this huge human being, trying to fight off this huge coyote.’ 

Lily’s mother, Dorothy Kwan, was not present at the time of the incident, but obtained the video from the neighbor’s home security system. 

‘My dog would do anything for our family, so I’m actually not surprised that she did that,’ Dorothy Kwan said.  

Macy was taken to the ICU on Tuesday, and returned home on Thursday with about 40 staples holding her wounds closed and drainage tubes

Macy was taken to the ICU on Tuesday, and returned home on Thursday with about 40 staples holding her wounds closed and drainage tubes 

More than 600 backers have amassed more than $22,000 toward Macy's veterinary bills - she returned home from two days in the ICU on Thursday, and is expected to make a full recovery

More than 600 backers have amassed more than $22,000 toward Macy’s veterinary bills – she returned home from two days in the ICU on Thursday, and is expected to make a full recovery

Dorothy said she was shocked by the animal’s brazen behavior. 

‘I would never guess that a coyote, you know, would come out during the day and especially with someone screaming and yelling it still was not fazed,’ Dorothy said. ‘It just kept coming after her and our dog, you know, despite all the yelling. It was quite aggressive.’

Macy was taken to the ICU on Tuesday, and returned home on Thursday with about 40 staples holding her wounds closed and drainage tubes. 

‘The amazing support we have received from friends, family, neighbors and complete strangers is overwhelming,’ Dorothy wrote on a GoFundMe raising money for the little dog’s vet bills. 

‘Her fever is gone and she’s got her appetite back… What an absolutely courageous dog. I am so very proud of her. No coyotes will want to mess with her when she comes home. My feisty girl is a true fighter.’

As of Thursday evening, over 600 donors have given over $22,000 to the Kwan family and their brave pet, double the fundraiser’s goal amount.

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