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04th Dec 2022

Sheepdog fights off pack of coyotes on its own to protect his flock of sheep

Charlie Herbert

A fundraiser has been launched to pay for the sheepdog’s hospital bills

A sheepdog in the US is recovering from its injuries after fighting off a pack of coyotes whilst protecting his flock.

Casper, a sheepdog owned by John Wierwiller on his Georgia farm, fought off more than half a dozen coyotes for over half an hour, FOX5 reports.

He then dissapeared for two days after the fight, with Wierwiller sending out messages on social media pleading with people to help him find Casper.

Eventually, the canine returned to the farm with visible injuries.

“We knew he was hurt because we found parts of his tail and blood and other things, so we were worried,” Wierwiller said. “He was kinda looking at me like, ‘Boss, stop looking at how bad I look, just take care of me.'”

Wierwiller said it “looked like a coyote grabbed his skin and peeled it right off.”

The LifeLine Animal Project, an organization with a mission to end euthanasia of healthy animals, has stepped in to help raise money for Casper’s hospital bills.

The group launched a GoFundMe to cover the $15,000 hospital bill and has already exceeded its goal and will use remaining funds to help save future animal lives.

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