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Mom bites off dog’s ear to save 2-year-old daughter from attack

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

In March, the family was watching a friend’s pit bull when the dog attacked two-year-old Kenzi.

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

When the dog attacked, Camp fought back by biting off the dog’s ear. Camp shoved her fist down the dog’s throat and was able to fight off the dog.

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

Camp called 911 and an officer shot the dog. The animal was euthanized.

Several weeks later, the child has nearly made a full recovery.

“I can actually hold her again,” Camp said. “She’s a strong little girl and a fighter. She’s meant to be here.”

Read more: KHOU.com

13 comments

  • Honestly....

    Always a pit bull….just waiting for the comments from the people who seem to think they are just fuzzy bunnies with razor sharp teeth. Sigh. Anyway, glad the little girl is going to live-whether she will be OK is up for conjecture. Scarred for life, on the outside AND the inside, poor little kid.

    • PJ

      It is not ALWAYS a pit bull, but unfortunately yes, it is common. Unfortunately this could have been avoided. This was a “high risk” scenario. One of the most dangerous scenarios involving high-risk dog breeds is often unaddressed in media stories after serious and fatal dog attacks. The scenario entails bringing a child into the home of a friend or relative who owns a pit bull or rottweiler. The reverse scenario — one of these dog breeds temporarily staying at the child’s home — is just as dangerous. Three factors are at stake in these cases: 1.) High-risk dog breed 2.) “new” or “temporary” situations and 3.) children.

      This story has all 3 high risk factors, Some dogs are great with children, and some are not. The ones who are not, are even worse with children they don’t know. Not blaming the parent at all, but I would be weary before bringing any dog into my home with small children.

      No, I am not saying it is a “fuzzy bunny”, but any dog has the potential to bite, There are approximately 800,000 bites per year in the United States that require medical treatment. Most of the victims are children, and most of them are bitten on the face. So to say it’s “always a pitbull” is quite an exaggeration

      • Carrie

        At age 5 my neighbor’s dog bit me in the nose. At age 10 I was bit my upper lip by a family member’s dog at the end of a weekend visit.
        Both incidents involved Cocker Spaniel… But they are not on the “high-risk” or “bully breed” lists. Meanwhile, I had family & friends who had Labs, German Shepherds, & pit bulls & I was comfortable around them. I don’t mind being around a dog & often pet any who show interest upon asking the handler if its ok 1st. BUT, when I see Cocker Spaniels I avoid all contact lol

  • sibewe@aol.com

    when will we finally get rid of these pit bulls? people who own them should be ashamed and embarrassed. If my neighbors pit bull runs on my lawn one more time, because she cant even control the animal due to his strength, it will be shot on site.

    • PJ

      Legally I don’t think you should do that, especially with a display of premeditation online. Social media is wonderful isn’t it.

      There is an estimated 7.5 million pit bulls in America. Saying they should be outlawed because a tiny percentage have attacked people is stupid. Let’s also ban guns because a few maniacs went and shot up theaters and schools. Same stupid idea that just isn’t going to happen. Considering that you said you would like to shoot a pit bull, I am assuming you think a gun ban is a bad idea, and probably because of the reason I just stated… Same reasoning applies to dogs.

    • PJ

      If they aren’t strong enough to control the animal, they are an irresponsible owner. My yellow lab is a beast and ridiculously strong. He is also very aggressive towards strangers. If someone incapable of handling him was to own him, they would be creating a bad situation that will only end in the dog being blamed for it’s master’s ignorance. Weak people should not own strong dogs, common sense

  • lets get real people...

    It is ALWAYS a pitbull. Do other animals bite too, yes, of course but attacking? yeah, leave that one to the pitbulls. I dont even listen to any pitbull defense statements anymore because the defenders do nothing but practice that all day every day. blah blah blah.

  • Jo Ann bondurant

    What a mother!!! She fought a dog to protect her child!!!! Doesn’t matter what breed or whether her dog or not…she saved her child’s life!!!! Lets focus on what happened here rather than of the breed of dog/ gun battle. This platform is for a mother protecting her child!!!!!

  • lets get real people...

    Jo Ann – this platform is to discuss the story. Its not just to talk about the mother BECAUSE YOU SAID SO. No one is discounting what the mother did for her child.

  • Marilyn Williams

    HATE the breed of pittbulls..you never know what there going to do….so yeah thanks but no thanks. I don’t need a dog like this around my family. As for the family who had to go thru this your definitely a beautiful Mother protecting your princess way to go…hope she get well.

  • AMANDA

    I HAVE 2 PIT BULLS AND A CHILD AND MY DOGS ARE VERY WELL BEHAVED AND WILL NOT HURT ANYONE. I AM SO OVER ABOUT THE BREED SITUATION. ALL DOGS BITE, BUT IT IS THE OWNERS RESPONSIBLITY TO MAKE SURE YOU TRAIN YOUR ANIMAL TO BE WELL BEHAVED. AS A MOTHER I WOULD DO THE SAME FOR MY CHILD NO MATTER IF IT WAS MY DOG OR ANY ANIMAL. GOOD JOB MOM FOR PROTECTING YOUR MOST PRECIOUS BUNDLE OF JOY!

  • Mitch

    No dog should be allowed around small children because of the off chance the dog will bite. Ask any plastic surgeon about childhood dog bites. They will also tell you that every family dog that bites a child is considered harmless by the family. They all wish parents would keep the two separated. This is a “better safe than sorry” wisdom.
    A sweet dog can lose patience with tugging and pulling and “nip”. A large dog’s “nip” causes severe damage of the soft tissue on a child’s face. Once the bite takes place there is no taking it back.I would rather separate the dog and the young child than have a child hurt and my much beloved dog deemed a dangerous dog or euthanized.

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