Mom fights pit bull, bites off its ear to save daughter

April 22, 2014 (ALVIN, Texas)

Camp said she was pet-sitting her friend's pit bull when he attacked. The dog was friendly until it met Mackenzi.

"The dog came up and he was just curious and when he smelled her that's when you saw it flip because I think he smelled my dog on her," Camp said.

That flip turned vicious. While Camp fought off the dog, she told her daughter to turn over she the toddler didn't choke on the blood.

"I only know to fight. So how else do you get somebody to stop? I mean I would do the same thing with a human being," Camp said.

Mackenzi was injured.

"She's great you wouldn't know it if you couldn't see. If you were a blind man you wouldn't know anything was wrong," Camp said. "She's a strong little girl and a fighter and she's meant to be here."

Camp's arms were severely bitten, but now she has full use of them again.

"I can actually hold her again I couldn't hold her for the first week that was the hardest part," Camp said.

The dog was euthanized.

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