Sammy the Lifesaving Cat, as he is being called, is credited with saving the family dog’s life by fluffing himself up and confronting the bully when an aggressive bigger dog had little Izzy in its mouth.
Sammy raised and puffed out his fur and approached the big dog, then led it on a chase after it dropped Izzy to the ground. Sammy escaped without injury, and Izzy is being treated for her injuries at Animal Emergency and Critical Care Clinic in Toledo, OH, where the incident occurred. While Izzy’s injuries were life threatening, she is expected to make a full recovery.
Dr. Kittsen McCumber of the Animal ER said, “The big dog saw the cat and dropped Izzy and went after the cat. When that happened, the family was able to get Izzy to safety. The cat got away by running up a tree which truly saved Izzy’s life. The family said, ironically, Izzy chases the cat all the time, but the kitty must have felt some loyalty and ran over there and squared off with the bigger dog.”