AUSTIN (KXAN)—Chante Wright-Haywood thought she noticed a neighborhood child out of the nook of her eye, approaching her toddler CJ as they headed out the door to go to daycare and work.
She shortly realized this wasn’t the case, as she heard her son scream and fall to the floor.
It was a horrific second as a random dog pounced on her 2-year-old in the Austin Colony neighborhood in east Austin.
This entire factor was captured on their doorbell camera.
In the video, you hear Wright-Haywood screaming, as she fought off the dog, and ran her youngster again towards their residence as he, too, screamed and cried.
The dog would not go away them alone.
“Open the door!” You hear Wright-Haywood scream.
The stray shattered a plant pot, jumped up towards them, and even chomped at Wright-Haywood, snatching her espresso cup as she continued to kick the dog.
“No!,” you hear her yell.
When she lastly received her son inside to security, the struggle wasn’t over.
“You can hear like that snapping, trying to get to him [my son],” she mentioned. “My daughter was able to open the door, and I just kind of pushed him in…the dog was trying to get into the house.”
The dog clawed at the door from the outdoors.
“The dog actually broke the door hinges off of the frame of the door,” Wright-Haywood mentioned. “Me and the kids were putting all our body weight on the door to hold the door close to keep the dog out while I’m calling police and EMS to come.”
CJ walked away with a small chunk. Wright-Haywood mentioned she and different individuals who reside in the Austin Colony anxious for his or her security with leash-less canine and strays wandering the space usually.
“We have an issue with people just coming in dropping dogs off, they don’t want the dog anymore,” Wright-Haywood mentioned.
CJ is healthier now, however shaken up a day after celebrating his second birthday.
His mother hopes they by no means must undergo this once more.
“I really just wanted people to take responsibility for their animals,” Wright-Haywood mentioned.
According to Wright-Haywood, Animal Control did present up after the assault, and took the dog into its custody.
KXAN reached out to Travis County, and there’s nonetheless no phrase on whether or not it belonged to somebody, or has any form of illnesses.