Hero Dog Saves Owners from Mountain Lion
"Out of nowhere, a mountain lion just charged us, attacked us. And my dog saved our lives," William Morse said of his dog, Hoagie. The couple, who rescued Hoagie from a shelter for abused animals, was hiking near a campground in the Cleveland National Forest.
Hoagie, a 5-year-old black Labrador mix, was severely mauled by the 120-pound beast and was rushed to a veterinary hospital in Lake Elsinore, California. After a four-hour surgery, he is expected to survive.
Orange County sheriff's spokesman Jim Amormino says the dog put up the fight of his life. "I'm sure that lion was hurt, too," he said.