The University of Georgia’s mascot may be a Bulldog, but they’ll find no dog tougher than Casper, a 20-month-old Great Pyrenees, who saved John Wierwiller’s Decatur, Georgia, sheep farm by fighting off a pack of coyotes.
He is home recovering from injuries sustained when he killed a pack of coyote dogs that had attacked his owner’s flock.
Casper works on John Wierwiller’s sheep farm. Wierwiller said Casper fought off more than half a dozen coyotes to protect his flock.
The fight lasted over half an hour, leaving eight coyotes dead and Casper bloodied, with part of his skin and tail tore off, Wierwiller told Atlanta’s WAGA-TV.
After the fight, Casper disappeared. Wierwiller took to social media, and he sent messages asking for people to help him track down Casper.
“We knew he was hurt because we found parts of his tail and blood and other things, so we were worried,” Wierwiller said. “We knew he was hurt because we found parts of his tail and blood and other things, so we were worried,” Wierwiller said.
Two days later, Casper returned home. Mr. Wierwiller told Fox5 that his dog ran off after the fight but returned home wounded two days later.
“He was kinda looking at me like, Boss, stop looking at how bad I look just take care of me,” Wierwiller said.
He was in rough condition when he saw his familiar face again at the farm.
“It looked like a coyote grabbed his skin and peeled it right off,” he said. “It looked like a coyote grabbed his skin and peeled it right off,” he said.
Farmer John Wierwiller hailed the bravery of his sheepdog, who was left with skin and part of his tail torn off in the brutal fight.
“He’s lucky to be alive,” according to Vets who cared for the dog’s wounds.
The farmer posted on Facebook that he was happy to report that his vet had successfully treated Casper’s wound.
“This is great because it is so much easier to control infection when the wound is not so open, and if all goes well, he will need no skin grafts in that area,” he wrote.”It is a remarkable bit of news, and we are celebrating.” This is really great because it is so much easier to control infection when the wound is not so open, and if all goes well, he will need no skin grafts in that area,” he wrote. “It really is a remarkable bit of news, and we are celebrating.”
The team at LifeLine Animal Project has been helping the dog, Casper, rehab following the incident, which happened about a month ago.
LifeLine Animal Project came to the rescue. The organization’s mission is to end the euthanasia of healthy animals in the Atlanta area by raising funds for treatments.
LifeLine Animal Project launched a GoFundMe campaign to cover Casper’s $15,000 hospital bill.
The campaign raised more than its goal, which will go toward helping save an animal’s life in the future.
Attacks by coyotes against pets have become increasingly common in rural and suburban neighborhoods that border wilderness throughout the United States.
It’s rare for pets to survive attacks from coyote packs.
Facing a pack of 11 coyotes, Casper was a true Underdog.
Dogs usually don’t stand a chance against an attack of such overwhelming odds, so Casper is a real-life ‘Super’ dog.