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Pit bull attacked by bears while trying to protect owner

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -

A pit bull was attacked by three bears when she was presumably trying to protect a woman who had taken her for a walk.

3-year-old Mary Jane is one luck and loyal dog. She was injured after being attacked by a bear. It happened in Fort Lauderdale, Florida -- an unusual place for bear sightings. Mary Jane was being taken for an evening walk when she took off running.

A veterinarian says the dog was playing with a bear cub when the mama bear jumped in. Then Mary Jane seemed to focus on protecting the woman walking her.

"Her wounds are pretty extensive. We always worry about wounds to the body wall. But in her case she was very lucky," said Dr. Ashley Villatoro. 

The dog has a lot of puncture wounds all over her body, but doctors say she's doing remarkably well.

Mary Jane is likely to go home in a few days if all goes well. 

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