$33,000+ Donated for Surgery for Yorkie Who Defended Child from Coyote in Viral Video

by Anna Dunn

For all those who worried about the health and safety of that brave Yorkie who defended a child from a Coyote in a shocking viral video, she’s definitely getting the best possible care.

The video, which went viral earlier this week, shows a young girl and her small Yorkie running from a Coyote, but the girl has to make the terrifying decision of letting go of her dog’s leash. Once she let go of the leash, the Yorkie, named Macy, turned on the Coyote and tried to defend herself and the ten-year-old girl against the animal.

The video is unnerving for many reasons, particularly the Coyote’s relentlessness against the young girl and her dog in a populated area. The brave pup faced extensive injuries, and Macy’s family started a Gofundme to pay the vet bills. That’s definitely possible now, as they’ve raised over $33,000 for their dog’s surgery.

You can watch the jaw-dropping video below.

“I thought, am I next, what is going to happen to me? I ran to the sidewalk and started screaming for help; no one heard me. I just saw this coyote trying to attack my dog. I tried to ring people’s doorbells and knock on people’s doors; this one neighbor actually let me in,” ten-year-old Lily Kwan said. She also praised her dog for her bravery.

“She’s a super brave dog; I love her so much,” Kwan said, “and I just thought this tiny dog could protect this huge human being, trying to fight off this huge coyote.” There’s not much Dogs won’t do for their companions, and this video truly displays that.

And thankfully, while Macy was put in the ICU for her injuries, she’s expected to make a full recovery, but the bills were quite extensive.

Mother Incredibly Grateful of Donations after Coyote Attack

Dorothy Kwan, the mother of Lily, started the Gofundme page with a touching statement.

“My heart is breaking for both my little one and our dog whom we rescued five years ago. I’m a single mom of two and my children and our dog mean everything to me,” she wrote.

Now, she’s donating the leftover money to charity. While the experience was terrifying, the Kwan family received a ton of supportive comments and e-mails about the incident with everyone wishing little Macy the absolute best.

“My campaign has far surpassed my goal and the donations received will help both Macy and Lily in their recovery from this horrific incident as well as the hospital helping Macy’s recovery journey and other charities who may have pet owners requiring financial help with their fur babies,” she wrote. “It is with great honor and gratitude our story can help so many others. People have shown us unwavering kindness.”