Maxx is from Melvin, Michigan and was trying to protect her mother's dog from Buddy, her stray cat.
She started kicking snow at him and he leaped at her head and sank his teeth into her forehead. He also left scratch marks all over her cheeks from his claws.
Maxx went to the hospital and got ended up getting an infection. Luckily, she tested negative for rabies.
Maxx says, "I actually saved him from someone who was going put him down and he was sweet as pie. When they came to get him I couldn't even watch because even though he did that to me, I couldn't see them take him away because I knew what they were going do to him."
Buddy the cat was put down.
Source: Fox 2 News