When Bentham listened to a growl, he looked outside and saw a 350-pound bear with 90-pound Friend’s whole head in his mouth, dragging him away.
Bentham was frightened, but quickly jumped into activity to save his furry best friend.
He ran towards them, plowed into the bear and tackled him. In a hopeless effort to free Buddy, Bentham grabbed the bear by the throat and started striking him in the face till he finally let go of the canine.
Bentham really did not even think twice risking his own life to save Friend.
” If it was your kid, what would you do,” Bentham said to CBS Sacramento. “That’s my child, I would die for my dog.”.
Buddy remained in such bad form that Bentham feared he would lose him. He hurried Friend to Mother Lode Veterinary Medical Facility, where he was instantly taken into surgical treatment to rescue his life.
Friend ended up needing staples, stitches and tubes inserted right into his head to drain liquid. Fortunately, the vet staff had the ability to save Buddy’s life, and he is currently recovering in your home.
Unfortunately, the same bear is still wandering the neighborhood and has even been to their house numerous times since the event.