California woman says dog who defended her from mountain lion attack has died

The woman stated Wednesday that a hero dog who was credited with saving her female owner from a mountain lion attack in Northern California has died.

Eva, a 2.5-year-old Belgian Malinois, began having seizures at her home last weekend, according to Erin Wilson, 24. Despite being transferred to the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine’s animal hospital, her condition worsened.

On Instagram, the dog’s death was announced.

The message stated, “We bid farewell at 9:20 this morning.” “Her condition remained unchanged overnight. Goodbye, my lovely, dear girl. You are my entire world, my light, and my closest companion. “The world has become a much bleaker place.”

Last month, Wilson and Eva were walking along the Trinity River when a mountain lion leapt at her and scratched her shoulder.

Wilson posted on a GoFundMe page to help pay for the dog’s vet bills, “She was only a few yards ahead of me and attacked the lion.” “They fought for a few moments before I heard her scream.” She was being held on the left side of her head by the cat. I tried everything I could for the following few minutes to liberate her.”


Eva, a 2.5-year-old Belgian Malinois, began having seizures last weekend at her home.
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Erin Wilson was walking with Eva along the Trinity River when the mountain lion lunged at her and scratched her shoulder.
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Wilson stated that the dog suffered fractures in her skull, a puncture, and swelling around her left eye.

Wilson left a final statement on the fundraising website on Wednesday.

“We parted ways,” she wrote. “Eva, we adore you. “You are the center of my universe.”