A tiny puppy named Latte beat the odds by surviving being snatched from her backyard by an owl.
Latte is a 12-week-old puppy who lives in Arizona. She was out in the backyard with her foster siblings one day when an owl swooped down and carried her off.
At the time, Latte had turned the corner and was out of sight of her foster mom, Bonnie Ziegler. Bonnie didn’t know where Latte was until 12 hours later. Golfers at a local golf course found her lying under a tree, injured from the owl’s talons and dehydrated.
“Unfortunately it is not uncommon to see these types of predators here in our desert climate. Owls, coyotes, javelina, and bobcats have all been known to pose a potential threat to our dogs and cats,” Melissa Gable, Chief Engagement Officer of the rescue group that is fostering Latte, told People. “And in this case, even with the foster mom standing just feet away, terrible accidents can and do happen.”
Thanks to community support, this strong-willed puppy is making a “speedy recovery.”