Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire. Or, at least bite with bite. A man in Grimes, Iowa, saved his wife from a dog attack by using some animal tactics of his own. Laine Henry bit the dog on the nose to step the animal from attacking his wife Caren.
According to KDVR, Caren and Laine were walking their pet beagle on Sunday afternoon last week when another dog, a Labrador retriever mix, got out of its yard and attacked them. The lab, named Buddy, attacked Caren. The dog bit her right thigh, stomach, and face. According to the Des Moines Register, the dog bit Carren’s nose and “ripped it off.”
The woman suffered serious injuries in the attack but it would have been worse if her husband Laine wasn’t around. The man was able to fight the dog and eventually got it to stop attacking by biting the dog on the nose.
Caren said: “It could have been so much worse. If I hadn’t been wearing my sunglasses, I’m sure I would be missing an eye. If it had gotten ahold of my throat, I’d be dead… (Laine) finally had to bite the dog on its nose, and it let loose.”
Caren is currently at the hospital and will have to undergo reconstructive surgery on his nose. Laine also had to receive treatment after a bite on his arm became infected.
As for the dog, Buddy was placed under 14 days confinement at a house in Des Moines where it will undergo veterinary health tests. If it passes the tests, it will released back to the owner. Dallas County does not have a vicious dog ordinance that would place criminal charges on the owner.