Hero Dog That Saved Owner From Mountain Lion Unexpectedly Dies

By author of The Realblog with Stephanie Mallory

Eva's owner said the world is a much darker place without her beloved dog

The brave dog we told you about last month that fought a mountain lion after it attacked her owner during a hike down a California trail has unexpectedly died from her injuries. 

According to CBS Sacramento, Eva, a Belgian Malinois, suffered two skull fractures, a punctured sinus cavity and severe damage to her left eye during the encounter with the big cat near the Trinity River back in May.

Despite her serious injuries, Eva was stabilzed and expected to recover. But, the dog's condition suddenly took a turn for the worse on Tuesday, June 7. Her family says she started having more seizures and became comatose. They took her to the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital, but she passed away the following day.

“There were no changes to her condition overnight. Goodbye my beautiful, sweet girl,” Eva’s owner, Erin Wilson, wrote on Instagram.

The mountain lion responsible for the attack has not yet been located. 

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