A 2-year-old Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dog bravely protected his flock of sheep after more than a dozen coyotes assaulted them.
Early in November, as the savage animals crept closer at night, Casper stepped in to protect the sheep. When John Weirville heard coyotes outside his Decatur, Dekalb County, Georgia home, Casper and Daisy were keeping an eye on the sheep. Weirville is the owner of Ewe Can Do It Naturally. He leases out herds of sheep to remove undergrowth from houses in an environmentally friendly way.
Weirville awoke in the middle of the night to discover Daisy observing his sheep as they were pinned up against a fence. Coyotes were staring at Casper while he was examining the pack of them. As the coyote pack got closer, Casper reacted immediately. Weirville pointed to a region of his yard and stated, “I could see the coyotes running around in this area. “Casper left when I got here,” said the visitor. After a half-hour of combat, Casper managed to kill eight of the coyotes before vanishing and chasing the other ones away. Unexpectedly, no sheep suffered any damage. However, Casper did not have the same good fortune.
While looking for the dog, Weirville, his family, and neighbors found some of his tail and a bloody trail but no sign of Casper. They prepared for the worst. Two days later, Casper returned unexpectedly, and Weirville found him curled up in the chicken hutch. Weirville said, “He looked like death, I mean terrible.” He simply glanced at me when he got home and said, “Boss, stop staring at how awful I look; just take care of me,”
The dog has spent the past month living at Lifeline Animal Project after being moved there. He was in such bad state that the doctors weren’t sure he would survive, but he has had numerous operations, and his injuries are finally healing and he is recovering.
The veterinary clinic is donating its services, and it will take Casper several months to fully recuperate. On the other hand, Weirville is ecstatic with Casper’s development. Weirville recently received a visit from Casper. He embraced Casper fiercely, saying, “I can’t even begin to tell you how pleased I am to see him.” When he initially saw Casper’s wounds, he didn’t think he would survive, but now he has changed his mind and is optimistic that Casper will soon rejoin him.