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BC Pet Heroes Contest - Feature: "Angel" From Boston Bar Saves Her 11 Year Old Friend

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As we continue our "BC Pet Heroes" Contest, it gives us great joy to share stories that will melt your heart. This one is about a hero of a dog named, Angel.

Keep sharing your pet hero stories with us, and don't forget to tag them @petfoodnmore #bcheroes #pfnm.  The photo or video with the most shares/likes (votes) will be our announced as the official Award Winner on August 22nd on every platform!

As reported by CBC News on January 3 of 2010:

A boy from Boston Bar, B.C., whose golden retriever saved him from a charging cougar, says he wouldn't be alive if his dog hadn't stepped in.

Austin Forman, 11, was gathering firewood in his backyard one Saturday afternoon, when his dog, Angel started behaving in an unusual way.  He started following Austin back and forth from the woodshed, as though he was guarding him.  Suddenly, Angel ran toward Austin and jumped over a lawn mower — right into the path of a charging cougar.  Austin said, "I knew at that moment that I would have to go get help, otherwise [Angel] wouldn't have any hope"

As Angel fought the cougar, Austin ran inside, where his mother called 911.  When the RCMP arrived on scene, they found the cougar under the back porch of the house, with it's teeth on Angel's neck.  Austin stated, "I feel very, very lucky. If it wasn't for my dog, I don't think I would be here."

"She was my best friend, but now she's more than a best friend — she's like my guardian now."  Angel, saved Austin's life that day. Thankfully, this hero of a dog, only walked away with minor injuries.

 

*photo credit - Toronto Sun



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