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article imageChihuahua dies saving child from pit bulls

By Laura Trowbridge     Jun 30, 2010 in Lifestyle
A heroic Chihuahua bravely squared off against two pit bulls that invaded the family's apartment and went after a 4-year-old boy.
Mayda Estrella, of Richmond, California said her front door was open when the two pit bulls came in. She ran into a bedroom with her newborn baby, but her 4-year-old was left behind with the invading dogs.
Manchas, the family's Chihuahua, jumped in between the two pit bulls and Estrella's 4-year-old son. One of the pit bulls grabbed Manchas in its jaws and carried the little dog away.
According to Yahoo News, Contra Costa County animal services officials said the Chihuahua was killed, but the pit bulls are in custody.
The pit bulls' owner said the dogs chewed through the fence and escaped their yard.
County officials said the owner will not face criminal charges.
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