Casper, the Great Pyrenees hero, needs the public to vote for him in the American Farm Bureau’s “Farm Dog of the Year: People’s Choice Pup” contest.
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DECATUR, Ga. — Editor’s note: The video above is from previous coverage of Casper.
Over a year ago, one dog was stacked up against a pack of 11 coyotes, and he overcame them all to protect the livestock at his Decatur home. Now he needs your help.
Casper, the Great Pyrenees livestock guardian dog, needs the public to vote for him to become the American Farm Bureau’s “Farm Dog of the Year: People’s Choice Pup” contest.
The contest puts Georgia’s hero Casper with several dogs nationwide.
“We think he deserves that sort of recognition and all the treats and praise that go with it,” John Wierwille, Casper’s owner, said in a Facebook post.
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To help Casper win the title, vote for him here. Multiple votes can be cast, but only once per day based on your IP address.
“Put up sticky notes around the house, tie strings to your fingers and toes, and vote early and often,” Wierwille said.
Voting ends on Dec. 20, and the winner will be named in January at the American Farm Bureau Convention.
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11Alive brought readers the story of Casper in December after he was attacked around 9 p.m. on Nov. 3 when a few coyotes came near the house. Wierwille said he was awakened by barking and went outside to see his two dogs, Casper and Daisy, backing the sheep up in the corner to keep them safe.
Casper ended up undergoing multiple surgeries to close up wounds on his neck and back and even one to amputate his tail following the attack.
Watch Casper’s story below.