By Tyler Olsen, The Times March 27, 2013

Pint-sized Chihuahua helps save girl during pit bull attack

Jenna Desrochers, eight, was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull when her chihuahua Honey came to the rescue, distracting the pitbull long enough for Jenna to reach safety.

Photograph by: Kim Stallknecht , PNG

An eight-year-old Chilliwack girl who survived a vicious pit bull attack last week may have a tiny Chihuahua to thank for her life.

Jenna, a Grade 3 student, was looking for bunnies outside her grandparents’ east Chilliwack home last Tuesday when a neighbour’s pit bull escaped its enclosure and attacked her.

The dog took her down at the knees and clamped its powerful jaws on her face — resulting in serious facial injuries and hundreds of stitches. That’s when Honey, a four-year-old Chihuahua owned by Jenna’s grandmother Anne Marie Desrochers, intervened.

The small dog barked at the larger animal, distracting the pit bull from Jenna. The pit bull released the girl and pursued and briefly caught Honey before heading back toward Jenna. The pit bull was then collared by its owner, who had witnessed much of the attack and whose entry into the enclosure had provided the brief moment necessary for her dog to escape.

Honey’s barks brought Anne Marie to the door, where she saw Honey’s back covered in blood and spotted the neighbour with her granddaughter.

“My dog has bit Jenna,” the dog’s crying owner said.

Anne Marie ran over to her granddaughter and was shocked at the extent of her injuries.

“As soon as she moved her hand, I just screamed.”

Anne Marie rushed her granddaughter to Chilliwack General Hospital, where it took doctors three hours and hundreds of stitches to repair Jenna’s face. The girl faces more doctor’s visits and possibly plastic surgery if the initial repair job doesn’t hold.

 
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Chihuahua who rescued Chilliwack girl from pit bull given award for being a hero

Chihuahua who rescued Chilliwack girl from pit bull given award for being a hero

Jenna, eight, was attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull when her chihuahua Honey came to the rescue, distracting the pitbull long enough for Jenna to reach safety.

Photograph by: Kim Stallknecht , PNG

A tiny Chihuahua named Honey who took on a pit bull and saved a young Chilliwack girl’s life has been given an award for being a hero.

On March 19, eight-year-old Jenna was looking for bunnies near her grandparent’s house when the neighbour’s pit bull knocked her over and bit her on the head.

Jenna suffered serious facial injuries and required hundreds of stitches.

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