_Laura Jirsa watched the mountain lion pounce on her dog, Lady, and drag her into the woods. Jirsa was certain her dog was dead. Later that night, Lady limped home.

The 1-year-old Blue Heeler was bloody and barely able to stand. . . .

“She’s very lucky to be alive,” [Dr. Jody] Engel said. “She actually has a fractured skull. It was amazing because you could see her breathing through her forehead.”_