Donald C. Lowrie, a 50-year-old mechanic living in a condo complex in Islamorada, Fla., heard a girl screaming from a neighboring apartment on May 6, 2018. Following the sounds, he ran to the front door of a neighboring condo where an 8-year-old girl had just been severely wounded by two adult dogs in her home. The girl’s mother had intervened and allowed the girl to flee to an upstairs bedroom before Lowrie arrived. When Lowrie arrived the dogs chased him, causing him to fall down a flight of stairs and break his wrist. One of the dogs — a male pit bull — bit him in several places, while the female pit bull mix stood nearby, barking. Lowrie held the dog by its collar until the attack ceased. Both the girl and Lowrie were taken to the hospital with major injuries requiring surgery. They recovered.