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Dogs have excellent hearing and an amazing sense of smell. Dogs will alert you to the slightest trouble.

Their bark is enough to scare off most would-be bad guys. It is never a good sign to have your dog go ‘ballistic.’

So, when rare-horse breeder Diane Truxillo’s dog flipped out, she and her husband dashed toward the barn.

The couple live in Anza, California and both saw that their dog had chased a mountain lion back into the woods.

In the barn, the couple had a pregnant horse, and Diane rushed in to check on her.

Phlicka, the mother horse, was fine – but she wasn’t pregnant any longer, she had given birth.

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Her newborn colt, Charlie, had been severely mauled.

Charlie had a long road ahead of him if he was to recover. He did recover, and it was a miracle!

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