CHAPEL HILL, N.C. (WNCN) – The mother of a 21-month-old boy attacked by a ROTTWEILER Friday morning is asking for prayers for the boy’s recovery.
The mother, identified as Brittany, of Statesville, said she was in Raleigh visiting friends for Thanksgiving when her son Ryder was attacked. There were two Rottweilers in the home but Brittany said only one is believed to have done the damage.
“There is no ill will,” Brittany said of the dog’s owners. The dog said to have attacked Ryder lived at the home on Euston Street. The second belonged to the mother of Brittany’s friend.
Both dog owners are at UNC Hospital where the toddler is expected to under go extensive surgeries.
“We’re looking at months of surgeries,” Brittany said. “Lots of reconstructive surgery.”
Brittany said Ryder played with the dogs throughout the day Thursday and had never shown any aggression towards the boy.
“We were sitting at the kitchen table eating breakfast and he was off playing,” Brittany said.