DogsBite.org - We recently published part of Amaya's story. We wrote as much as we could without falling to pieces. Her attack took place in 2006, as she was nestled in a baby stroller being pushed by her mother. Upon entering the yard of Mark Hamilton, Amaya's mother spoke briefly to Hamilton's nephew. Then a pit bull flew out of the door and latched onto Amaya's head.
The pit bull had Amaya's head in it's mouth for 5-8 minutes. After the claw end of a hammer was used to pry open the dog's jaws, half of Amaya's scalp was missing, her right eye was out of its socket and her right ear was torn from the side of her head. You can learn more about her story at the Amaya website (AmayaHess.info). The below video shows Amaya two years after the attack.
Please visit the Amaya Hess website to make a donation to her medical fund
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