Texas woman bites off dog’s ear to save her daughter

1505326_10152351405351450_881827507_n
Two officers from the League City Police Department and a 911 operator visited Camp and her daughter at the hospital earlier this month. (Credit: Facebook/leaguecitypd)

A Texas woman is being hailed a hero after she bit off a dog’s ear to save her daughter during an attack.

Chelsi Camp was dog sitting a friend’s pit bull on March 31 when the attack occurred. The dog seemed friendly at first, but he quickly turned after he got closer to Camp’s 2-year-old daughter, Mackenzie Plass.

“The dog came up and he was just curious,” Camp told Houston’s KHOU News in an interview this week. “When he smelled her, that’s when you saw it flip because I think he smelled my dog on her.”

The pit bull began attacking the little girl, and Camp instinctively came to her daughter’s rescue. She shoved her hand in dog’s mouth and even bit his ear off.

“You do whatever you can,” Camp said. “I don’t have physical strength at my side.”

Camp managed to call 911 while fighting the dog. An officer responding to the scene shot the dog, but didn’t kill it. He was later euthanized.

“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.”

Mackenzie is recovering well after suffering injuries to her face and head, her mom said. She has scars on her face and must stay out of direct sunlight for a year, but she is getting her stitches removed this week.

“She’s a strong little girl and a fighter,” Camp said. “She’s meant to be here.”

The toddler has been in good spirits, she added. “She’s doing great. You wouldn’t know it if you couldn’t see.”

Camp has full use of her arms and hands again, and she is back at work.

“I can actually hold her again,” she said. “I couldn’t hold her for the first week that was the hardest part.”



News
Entertainment
Sports
Lifestyle
International

PHOTO: Queen Elizabeth pulls off epic photobomb

The selfie / photobomb has gone viral.

Local

Astoria minivan crash kills 1, injures 6: NYPD

Anthony Boyd, 45, died soon after what investigators believe was some sort of medical emergency as he drove his family through Astoria on Sunday afternoon.

Local

NYC pension funds valued at $160b: Scott Stringer

The five NYC pension funds that thousands of city employees contribute to saw its fifth year in a row of increased returns, up $23 billion from last year.

International

Sierra Leone Ebola patient, recovered from family, dies…

An Ebola patient whose family sparked a nationwide hunt when they forcefully removed her from a treatment center and took her to a traditional healer has died.

Entertainment

'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood' game easter eggs and cheats

"Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" is the hottest game of the moment. Here are its best easter eggs as well as some tips and tricks to speed your way to the top.

Television

Kacy Catanzaro credits mind over body in "American…

Kacy Catanzaro credits her victory to mental focus and upper body strength.

Entertainment

Q&A: The brains behind 'Kim Kardashian: Hollywood'

"Kim Kardashian: Hollywood" is the hottest game of the moment. We talked with Christopher Locke of Glu Canada to find out more about developing the game.

Movies

The 'Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' trailer is…

Watch 'The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1' trailer.

NFL

Computer to Jets: Start Michael Vick over Geno…

Jets general manager John Idzik says the choice of who starts between second-year quarterback Geno Smith and veteran Michael Vick will be a “Jets decision.”

MLB

Yankees looking to trade for Josh Willingham: Report

CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman reported Sunday the Yankees are interested in Twins outfielder Josh Willingham.

MLB

Joe Torre: I'm in Hall of Fame because…

Joe Torre spent 18 years putting together a near Hall of Fame career as a player. But it was the 12 years he spent as…

MLB

Yankees GM Brian Cashman breaks down art of…

The action frequently accelerates as the non-waiver trade deadline approaches, as it will on Thursday.

Tech

Amazon offers 3D printing to customize earrings, bobble…

By Deepa SeetharamanSAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc will offer 3D printing services that allow customers to customize and build earrings, bobble head toys and…

Wellbeing

This Week In Health: Friends share similar DNA,…

Friends share similar DNA, study finds Location: U.S. Study subjects: Nearly 2,000 people Results: When it comes to our social networks, it seems that birds of…

Education

Are liberal arts colleges turning away from the…

Bryn Mawr College, a small women's college located just outside of Philadelphia, announced last week that it would be making standardized tests like the SAT…

Education

Recent grads discover school superintendent plagiarized parts of…

  Two recent high school graduates made a surprising discovery about the commencement speech their school superintendent delivered at their graduation: portions of it was copied…