Mom bites dog’s ear to save toddler

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ALVIN, Texas – A mother in Texas said she allowed her animal instincts to take over when a dog attacked her 2-year-old daughter.

Camp Family

Mackenzi, 2, is recovering from being attacked by a dog. (Credit: WGPH via KHOU-TV)

Chelsi Camp’s family was dog sitting their friend’s pit bull at the end of March when it attacked 2-year-old Mackenzi, according to a Houston television station.

“When he smelled her, that’s when you saw it flip because I think he smelled my dog on her,” Camp told KHOU.

As soon as the dog started to attack Mackenzi, Camp fought back by biting off the dog’s ear and shoved her fist down the animal’s throat, KHOU reported.

“I only know to fight, so how else do you get somebody to stop?” Camp said. “I mean I would do the same thing with a human being.”

When Camp was able to call 911, the responding officer shot the dog, but did not kill it, according to KHOU. The dog was later euthanized.

Mackenzi continues to heal and has nearly made a full recovery. She’s required to stay out of direct sunlight for a year and will get her sutures removed later this week, KHOU reported.


  • Anonymous

    I love it!! If that was my child I would have beat that dog to death with my own fist!!!! Pit bulls should be put down! In fact I would kill any dog who did that!!!! Waste of life animal!!!!

    • Anonymous

      You have a very warped sense of life value. This particular dog should probably be put down, yes. But to condemn the whole breed is naïve. That's the same mindset as being racist, sexist or being homophobic. Very sad to see so many people are still so simple minded.

  • ᙓᔕᙅO

    Nice fight by Chelsi , she's a Warrior.
    I'm glad her daughter has healed from this so well, hopefully she doesn't have a permanent fear of bigger dog breeds after this.

  • Anonymous

    Why bring a strange dog in your house with a small child without testing to see if it were aggressive? Irresponsible parenting. Good for her for defending her child though, but, this situation probably could have been avoided altogether. Then again, hindsight is always 20/20.

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