A Yorkie shields a 10-year-old Toronto girl from an oncoming coyote.

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After rescuing her 10-year-old owner from an attacking coyote, a Toronto family’s tiny Yorkshire terrier is being hailed as a hero.

Lily Kwan, 10, said she was walking Macy, her family’s 6-year-old Yorkie, in the Scarborough neighborhood when a coyote started to chase them.

Lily stated that she began to flee and had to let go of the 10-pound dog’s leash because Macy refused to follow.

As Macy turned to confront the coyote, a neighbor’s home security camera captured the moment.


“She’s a super brave dog, I love her so much and I just though this tiny dog could protect this huge human being, trying to fight off this huge coyote,” Lily told CTV News.

Macy survived the confrontation and is being treated by a veterinarian for multiple puncture wounds from the coyote’s teeth. Lily’s family said Macy was transferred to intensive care when one of the wounds became infected and she developed a fever, but she is expected to make a full recovery.

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The Kwan family is crowdfunding to pay for Macy’s veterinary care.


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