A 53-year-old woman whose face was chewed off by her dog says the animal actually saved her life.
Wendy Hamriding became unconscious when he fell down from the stairs. Her dog Cassie, a Rhodesian Ridgeback cross, tried frantically to rouse her and when all efforts failed, nibbled off her bloodied face, The Daily Mail reported.
Two hours later, Mrs Hamriding woke up to find that Cassie had eaten her right eye and the bone around the socket. She was admitted to the hospital and underwent three months of plastic surgeries to reconstruct her face even as Cassie was put down.
The incident happened two years ago. Mrs Hamriding recently underwent a procedure called osteo-odonto-keratoprothesis, which used her canine tooth as a cylinder and partially restored her sight. "When they first told me that my tooth was going to be put into my eye to make me see, it sounded like something from a film," Mrs Hamriding told the newspaper.
She added that Cassie saved her life as getting her faced chewed off put an end to her alcoholism. "I am so lucky to have had my life saved when I was so close to dying as a result of alcohol, and I am even luckier to have got my sight back," she told the Daily Mail. Mrs Hamriding has committed her life to helping alcoholics, along with heroin and cocaine addicts.