Caught on Camera: Mother’s Heroic Rescue of Son from Dog Attack

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See the terrifying ordeal of a Texas family who fell victim to an aggressive stray dog and how it has sparked calls for accountability from local dog owners.

How would you react?

The Dog Attack

On a typical day, a mother and her 20-month-old son, CJ, were preparing to leave their house.

Abruptly, a stray dog lunged towards CJ. The mother had to act swiftly. She responded with a mother’s instincts – she scooped her son up and tried to evade the dog at the same time.

The aggressive canine continually lunged at the toddler, but the mother’s determination saved him. No harm would come to her child.

As she shielded CJ, she managed to promptly hand him over to his father, who was inside their house.

Just in time, as she jumped inside, the door closed behind them.

Safe, one would think.

But the fury of the stray dog did not end there.

The Stray Dog’s Fury

The dog persisted, trying to get in the door.

Amid terrified shrieks and trembling hands, the family tried desperately to keep it out.

They used their bodyweight against the door (and a foot planted behind the doorframe), but the door eventually gave in.

The door came off its hinges.

Eventually, after their deal with the dog, Animal Control came to their rescue, retrieving the dog and ending the hours-long ordeal.

But its signs and shadows lingered: a destroyed doorway, a shattered potted plant, and a terrorized toddler.

The Aftermath

CJ did not come out unscathed.

The event has left a bite mark on his abdomen and even more destructively, lingering trauma.

The trauma has taken root deep within the toddler. Frightening reminders interrupt his playtime as he pointed at his stomach, uttering the word ‘dog.’

Navigating Dog Attacks: Expert Advice

In light of this harrowing event, a professional dog trainer shared valuable advice.

She suggested:

  • Firstly, individuals must attempt to stay calm. Panic can potentially escalate the situation further.
  • Another key step is to use nearby objects for protection to create space between the individual and the aggressive dog.
  • Also, if in the unfortunate situation of encountering a dog attack, and you happen to have food on hand, throw it to distract the dog. In neighborhoods known for stray dog problems, it’s not a bad idea to have some food in your pocket or purse, acting as a preparative measure.

A Call for Accountability

This incident has led the mother to call for accountability from dog owners, especially in her neighborhood where stray dogs have become a constant nuisance.

She voiced her fear and concern – a will to not have any other family undergo the harrowing terror they endured.

Despite the trauma, the family feels thankful.

They recognize that their ordeal could have ended much differently. The mother notes, “Without him, my family would not be complete,” a testament to a mother’s love and guardian spirit.

She found strength in the most horrendous situation, an inspiration to all parents out there.

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