Most of us say we’d do anything for our pets, but would we really?
If your pup ever found itself in a life-or-death situation, your words will really be put to the test.
Though you’d never want such to happen, unfortunately, it happens. Oftentimes, it’s shocking, and when every tick of the clock matters, the adrenaline rush will play an important part in these dangerous situations.
That’s what exactly happened to 15-year-old Cecilia Celis when a hungry hawk tried to snatch her little Yorkie.
Pets are not just pets but also an extension of one’s family. And for most dog owners, they’d do anything just to protect them, especially when their dog’s life is on the line.
Caught on the family’s security system, a hawk can be seen holding LuLu the Yorkie down on the cement in their Las Vegas home.
The poor dog is trying to break free from the hawk’s grasp but it’s no use.
The hawk’s grip is just too strong.
Heidi, LuLu’s Yorkie sister watches and barks in fear, helpless during the attack.
The hawk tries once to get airborne but LuLu struggles frantically on the ground, keeping the bird from flying away.
Lulu’s only hope is for one of her family members to come outside and save her from the giant bird.
As luck would have it, Lulu’s human mom, Cecilia is home, and she hears the commotion going on outside.
She runs to the back door and throws it open.
She sees her poor dog clenched in the talons of a giant hawk.
Her first instinct is to run towards the bird and try to shoo it away, screaming to let her poor pup go.
Cecilia told ABC News, “And I was yelling at it, ‘Get off my dog, get off my dog!'”
The bird isn’t too intimidated by Cecilia, however, and drags the dog further away from the girl.
The dog is still struggling and fighting, making it hard for the bird to fly away with her.
Cecilia realizes that her time is running out and that she needs to do something quickly if she is going to save LuLu.
So she grabs the closest thing to her, which happens to be an outdoor-chair cushion, and starts swinging it at the hawk.
She connects and after just a few blows, the hawk has had enough.
It drops the little Yorkie and flys away.
However, the assaulted dog was not out of danger yet.
The hawk’s talons had ripped a pretty good-sized hole in the dog’s neck.
Cecilia rushed little LuLu to the vet, hoping that they would be able to help her.
Luckily, when she got to the vet’s office, they informed her that she had reached LuLu in time and that the dog would be okay.
Cecilia was grateful to have saved her dog but she says that she’ll keep a much closer eye on her dogs when they are outside from now on.
This is how things work for animals.
The strong ones prey on the weak. It’s a sad and inevitable fact about animals.
Though it’s not very common for incidents like this to happen, a pet owner must always be ready once it does occur.
This story shows the unconditional love that Cecilia has for her little Lulu, and we hope that it inspires a lot of dog owners out there.
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