6-Year-Old Girl Helps Save Neighbor’s Dog After She Spots Him Being Attacked By Two Coyotes

by Angela Andaloro

A 6-year-old little girl turned out to be a big help to a dog in distress. Alina Funk woke up one morning to hear her neighbor’s dog, Fluffy, crying outside.

When she looked out the window to see what was going on, she saw the small bichon frise being attacked by two coyotes.

“All I saw is like the coyote’s nose and then I saw the little doggie. That’s all I saw, mostly,” Alina told CBS2.

Alina quickly got her mother and stepfather. When she told them what was going on, they ran out to rescue the small dog. They brought Fluffy inside, where Alina was determined to care for her. “She nurtured her, and just kind of made her feel comfortable around the house,” Alina’s mother, Claudia Funk, explained.

Fluffy sustained three bites from the coyote attack. Thankfully, she will be OK. She was reunited with her family on the same day. They were tremendously grateful for Alina’s quick thinking and her parents’ actions.

People around the neighborhood had reported an increase in coyote sightings. Coyotes are known to attack smaller animals, so residents have been advised to keep their small cats and dogs indoors for their safety. Aside from physical attacks, coyotes can also spread diseases that can be dangerous, if not deadly, to smaller indoor-outdoor animals.

Watch the video to see little Alina recount the story!

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