David Ware rescued Lisa Suzuki from an attacking dog, Brampton, Ontario, October 20, 2003. Lisa, 5, was walking along a residential sidewalk when an adult, male pit bull approached and charged her, knocking her to the ground. Grasping her by the coat, the 67-pound dog shook her as her mother attempted unsuccessfully to free her. Ware, 50, industrial mechanic, witnessed the attack as he drove by. He parked and approached Lisa, but the dog turned on him, lunging at him. They went to the ground, Ware struggling against the dog to restrain it while Lisa fled. The struggle lasted for several minutes, during which Ware was bitten repeatedly. The dog then broke from Ware and charged a responding police officer. The officer shot the dog, disabling it. Lisa suffered minor injuries about the face and head, and she recovered. Ware required hospital treatment for puncture wounds to his face, hands, and arms. He too recovered.
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