The well-known bear was captured in a series of stunning photographs chasing and taking down an elk calf to feed her young cubs.
Merrell opened the bag to find three small Chihuahua mix dogs, tied together, stuffed in the garbage bag and thrown out like trash.
Thanks to the lovable pup's presence, the woman was able to get professional help and chose life that night.
Based on Jenkin's Facebook posts, Nina went home on Wednesday and is getting lots of love as she continues to recover.
Authorities commended the two good Samaritans for contacting them and not trying to rescue the dog themselves.
Smith also said they made sure to cover the entrance with wire so that no other doggies find themselves in a similar situation.
Tate has lived in Alaska for over 15 years, spent time in the military, is familiar with the territory and is a registered hunting guide.
As the ambulance took off for the hospital, the unnamed dog ran along behind it, determined not to let its owner make the trip alone.
The horse tried to avoid the girl, jumping over her - but a back leg caught 3-year-old Brooklynn in the face.
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To add to the stressful situation, they have since learned that the tour guide was unlicensed and operating illegally.