A Texas woman and her 2-year-old daughter are recovering after a dangerous encounter with a friend’s dog that culminated in the woman biting the animal’s ear off to save her from being mauled.
KHOU-TV reported that the incident involving Chelsi Camp and her daughter Mackenzi ocurred at the end of March while Chelsi Camp was dog-sitting for a friend at their apartment complex in Alvin. Camp told KHOU that the dog, a pit bull, had been friendly toward her in the past, but attacked the child not long after encountering her for the first time.
“The dog came up and he was just curious,” Camp was quoted as saying. “When he smelled her, that’s when you saw it flip because I think he smelled my dog on her.”
Besides biting its ear off, Camp came to her daughter’s aid by stuffing her fist into the animal’s mouth and contacting authorities. She suffered damage to her arms and only recently regained full use of them. Mackenzi still bears scars on her face from the incident but has otherwise recovered. She is scheduled to attend counseling to address any mental trauma caused by the incident.
“I can actually hold her again,” Camp told KHOU. “I couldn’t hold her for the first week, that was the hardest part.”
Local police shot the dog after the incident. It was later euthanized at a local facility.
Watch KHOU’s report on Camp’s rescue of her daughter, as aired on Monday, below.
‘They want to kill us’: Police in Massachusetts slammed for tear-gassing black protesters
The racial dynamics that launched nationwide protests were on full display in Brockton, Massachusetts on Tuesday night.
Here are some of the videos from the scene.
Brockton is the Blackest city in Massachusetts, nestled in a racist county with some of the worst inequality in the state.
NYC protesters defy curfew — with a profane message for Mayor Bill de Blasio
Protesters in New York City continued to march after 8 p.m. on Tuesday -- in open defiance of a curfew order from Mayor Bill de Blasio.
Jan Ransom, who covers courts and jails for The New York Times, posted video of protesters chanting, "f*ck your curfew."
Wonder what protesters think about @NYCMayor’s 8 pm curfew?
Just listen. pic.twitter.com/8H38XNGfQt
— Jan Ransom (@Jan_Ransom) June 2, 2020
Protesters march on mayor’s mansion in NYC as criticism grows against Bill de Blasio
New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has been highly criticized for his response to the protests against police violence.
The mayor has been criticized by protesters and the press for violence inflicted by the New York Police Department.
President Donald Trump has repeatedly blasted the city's response.
Meanwhile, Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D-NY) also criticized the mayor, for not doing his job.
Here are some of the scenes of protesters marching on Gracie Mansion, the official residence of the mayor of NYC. Built in 1799, NYPD is trying to protect the building.