Neighbor uses child’s toy to rescue local woman from pit bull attack

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MCGREGOR, Texas (KWTX) A neighbor grabbed a small toy wheeled horse and used it to rescue a woman from a pit bull attack Tuesday morning in McGregor

Alexandra Garza grabbed a small toy wheeled horse and used it to rescue a woman from a pit bull attack Tuesday morning in McGregor. (Photo by Bill Gowdy)

Two pit bulls that were being walked by their owner lunged at the 50-year-old woman Tuesday morning.

The dogs’ owner was able to hold back one of the animals, but the other attacked the woman, who was knocked to the ground.

"I heard the screams…and creeped out, jumped over my fence, face-planted and ran around the corner,” neighbor Alexandra Garza said.

Garza grabbed the toy horse from the yard of a home and joined the fray.

“I just started beating the other dog mauling the woman,” she said.

“I banged him in the head several times (and) that threw him off.”

As the victim backed away from the dog, Garza’s husband drove up and parked right behind Garza and the woman.

“I started yelling at her to get in my car… (and) she got up got in the car.”

Garza got in, too, and her husband drove off.

After dropping Graza off at home to tend to the children, Garza’s husband drove the injured woman to the McGregor Clinic and from there she was taken to Baylor Scott & White Hillcrest Medical Center in Waco for treatment of lacerations on her arms and legs.

The two dogs were taken to the Waco Animal Shelter, McGregor police Chief James Burson said, and are “probably not coming back here. We don’t need anything like that around here.”

The dogs will be quarantined for 10 days and after that a decision will be made about their fate, McCurry said.

The dog’s owner was cited for animal at large.