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13-Year-Old Dachshund Barely Escapes With Her Life After Coyote Attacks Her In Residential Area

by Ileana Paules-Bronet
Ileana is the Senior Editor of Branded Content at Wild Sky Media. She grew up in upstate New York and Oregon and now lives in Queens, NY. Ileana graduated from Skidmore College with a degree in sociology. After graduating, she attended the Columbia Publishing Course in New York City, then worked as in marketing at Oxford University Press. Since transitioning to editorial, she has written for BuzzFeed, HuffPost, and Woman's World. She has also worked for local newspapers and magazines in upstate New York. In her free time, you can find Ileana watching Law & Order: SVU, eating ice cream, and spending time with her dog.

Having a dog is an incredible thing. They provide love, support, and companionship to their owners for years on end.

Most people who have dogs feel as though they’re truly part of the family.

That’s definitely the case for the Payoks, who absolutely adore their 13-year-old dachshund, Bella.

Recently, the Payok family was faced head-on with Bella’s mortality when she was almost killed by a coyote. They live in a residential neighborhood, but it seems as though a coyote has moved into the area, according to WXYZ Detroit.

When Bella slipped off her leash, she didn’t expect to end up fighting for her life.

But just seconds later, a coyote was on top of Bella, attacking her and trying to drag her into the woods.

A member of Bella’s family, who was with her at the time, fought the coyote off to save the sweet dachshund.

They rushed Bella to the vet, unsure if she was going to make it. Now, she’s recovering, but the entire community has been shaken by the coyote attack.

Watch the video below to find out what local authorities are doing to help. If you’re so glad Bella is alive, please SHARE this article with your friends.

Some readers may find the following video emotionally upsetting. If you do not wish to see evidence of animal medical procedures, please click back to the LittleThings homepage.

Footage and photos provided by WXYZ Detroit

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