Mom Protects 2-Year-Old Daughter By Biting Off Dog's Ear
ALVIN, Texas -- Two-year-old Mackenzi Plass's face is criss-crossed with scars after surviving a vicious dog attack.
"She'll be two and a half in May," her proud mother Chelsi Camp said. "She's doing great. You wouldn't know it if you couldn't see."
At the end of March Camp was dog sitting a friend's pit bull who always seemed friendly, until he met Mackenzi.
"The dog came up and he was just curious," Camp recalled. "When he smelled her, that's when you saw it flip because I think he smelled my dog on her."
When the dog attacked the little girl Camp immediately reacted, shoving her fist into the dog's mouth. When that didn't dissuade the animal Camp was forced to take more drastic measures -- biting off the dog's ear.
During the struggle, Camp managed to call 911. An officer who showed up at the scene shot the dog but didn't kill it. It would later be euthanized. Camp says she comes from a family of dog lovers and still loves them, no matter what the breed.
Today Camp is back at work and has full use of her arms again.
"I can actually hold her again," Camp said. "I couldn't hold her for the first week that was the hardest part."
Mackenzi gets her sutures out this week and must stay out of direct sunlight for a year. Her mother says she is a fighter.