Wava T. Campredon rescued Olive I. Harris from an attack by dogs, Santa Fe, New Mexico, October 28, 1970. In front of her home, Mrs. Harris, 64, was attacked by two boxer dogs, each weighing about 55 pounds. The animals knocked her down and began biting her. Her screams attracted her next door neighbor, Mrs. Campredon, 70, who ran to the aid of Mrs. Harris with a garden hoe. When she struck one of the dogs, both of them sprang at Mrs. Campredon, knocking her down and mauling her. She got to her feet and, fending off the dogs as best she could with the hoe, returned to her own yard. The dogs again knocked her down and began gnawing her leg. A meter reader arrived in his truck and, by beating on the side of the vehicle, frightened the dogs away. Mrs. Harris and Mrs. Campredon were hospitalized for wounds they had sustained. Both recovered.
51819 – 584551819-5845