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Chihuahua Who Saved 8-Year-Old Jenna Desrochers from Pit Bull Attack Gets “Big Hero” Award

Honey, the tiny Chihuahua who is credited with saving 8-year-old Jenna Desrochers during a vicious attack by a neighbor’s Pit Bull from Chilliwack, B.C., on March 19, received a “Small Dog, Big Hero” award on Friday.

When a neighbor's Pit Bull got away from its owner and attacked Jenna, who had just come to visit her grandparents, four-year-old Honey ran to her rescue and barked and “pestered” the Pit Bull until it released the girl and started after the Chihuahua.

Honey provided enough distraction for the owner of the Pit Bull to grab it and remove it to her own yard. Covered in blood, Honey then ran to alert Jenna's grandmother that the little girl needed help.

Jenna was so badly injured, that her wounds required hours of surgery and hundreds of stitches. (Read more: Pit Bull Attacks 8-Year-Old Girl, Chihuahua Rushes to Her Defense)

People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) announced that it was giving Honey the "Small Dog, Big Hero" award, which comes with a doggie bag of vegan dog treats, a harness and a toy.

""PETA hopes Honey's selflessness and bravery will remind everyone of the many rewards of sharing our lives with animal companions…Every dog who finds a loving home is fortunate — but, as Honey demonstrated, so are the families who earn the love of a cherished companion," said PETA executive vice president Tracy Reiman.

Source: Vancouver Sun


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