A beagle named Max unfortunately lost his life after fighting off a bear that threatened him and his family. However this loyal and incredibly brave puppy managed to fight hard enough for his family to be spared.
Jeff and Renee Hanna were watching a movie with their dogs, Max and Pete. They knew something was up when Pete, the younger of the two, started barking. Jeff quickly discovered that there had been an intruder in their Michigan yard.
“The bear came and tore the feeders down so I grabbed a flashlight and I walked all over the backyard,” he explained to 9 & 10 News.
He wasn’t able to find it, and went back inside. Jeff thought it had moved on and he was sadly mistaken. Jeff had to watch his beloved pooch and his dog collide in his driveway.
“…The bear hit the dog and rolled him over and then that bear went right for that dog’s throat.”
They managed to chase the bear away, but it was already too late and the Hannas were forced to put him to sleep.
“He loved everybody. Everybody,” Jeff said. “He was a good rabbiting dog. Loved his rabbits, but he loved kids. That was his thing. That was Max.”
My thoughts go out to the family.