Chihuahua dies protecting family against pit bulls
RICHMOND, CA (KGO) -- Two pit bulls burst into a family's one-bedroom apartment in Richmond Sunday afternoon. ABC7 first learned about this amazing story from our media partners at the Bay Area News Group.
It was a frightening moment for Mayda Estrella, her 4-year-old son and 22-day-old son. Luckily her little Chihuahua was there when two pit bulls stormed the family's home.
Estrella says they were having a barbeque outside and she had the door open when the dogs rushed in. She ran into the bedroom with her baby, grabbed the remote control and wacked one pit bull over the head.
Her 4-year-old son, Brian, jumped on his bed and as the other pit bull moved toward him, the family's Chihuahua, named Manchas, jumped in between the boy and the pit bull.
"And the dog just looked at Brian and just [took] the dog," said Estrella.
Animal control officers found Manchas d
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