A 2-year-old girl in Texas survived a dog attack thanks to her mother’s animal instincts.
According to KHOU, Chelsi Cam was dog sitting a friend’s pit bull when it happened. She says the dog came up to her daughter Mackenzi Plass, seemingly curious at first.
“When he smelled her, that’s when you saw it flip because I think he smelled my dog on her,” Cam told KHOU.
When the dog attacked, Cam jumped in, shoving her fist in the dog’s mouth and even biting off its ear.
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.”