(Meredith) -- A brave little dog put up a big fight while defending its 10-year-old owner from a coyote attack.

Lily Kwan said she was walking her 6-year-old Yorkshire terrier, named Macy, in their Toronto neighborhood Tuesday morning when a coyote started chasing them.

Home security video shows the 10-year-old girl running and screaming for help as she pulled Macy by the leash.

“I ran to the sidewalk and started screaming for help. No one heard me,” Kwan told CTV News, adding that she dropped her dog’s leash in the process.

When she turned around, Kwan saw the coyote attacking Macy -- but the little Yorkie tried its best to fight back. A neighbor eventually came outside and chased the coyote away.

"She's a super brave dog. I love her so much," Kwan said. "And I just thought this tiny dog could protect this huge human being, trying to fight off this huge coyote."

Macy sustained about eight large puncture wounds from the attack and needed emergency surgery. The pup is currently recovering in the intensive care unit at an animal clinic, according to a GoFundMe page raising money for the veterinarian bill.

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