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This dog might be small, but he’s got a big heart for his best friend.
Winston the dachshund proved his heroism earlier this month when his buddy Mijo, a 15-year-old chiweenie, was attacked by a mountain lion in Evergreen, Colorado.
Their owners, Sarah Moore and Lindsay Golden, told 9 News that the dogs got out of the house through an open door and within seconds, a mountain lion grabbed Mijo.
Instead of running away in fear, Winston chased the large cat and barked until it dropped Mijo and left, according to 9 News.
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“This is his best friend, so I’m not surprised that when he was screaming, that he chased after him,” Moore, Winston’s owner, told 9 News.
“He’s got a lot of heart,” Moore added.
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As soon as the mountain lion dropped Mijo, Moore and Golden rushed him to the emergency veterinarian.
Unfortunately, the dog lost his right eye and had a seizure the night of the attack. Mijo could have some neurological damage, according to a GoFundMe page Moore set up to help pay for his medical bills.
As of Wednesday night, the page had raised $11,180.
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Golden, who owns Mijo, told 9 News that Winston is a hero.
A dachshund named Winston (not pictured) rescued his best friend, a chiweenie named Mijo, from a mountain lion attack earlier this month. (iStock)
“[A] 20-pound dog with the courage of a 200-pound dog,” she said.
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