Saturday, February 27, 2016
PONTOTOC COUNTY OK - A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS MAULED BY DOGS WHILE PLAYING WITH ANIMALS ON HIS NEIGHBOR'S PROPERTY
PICTURE OF 3 DOGS FOUND ON FACEBOOK PAGE
ACCORDING TO MARSHELLA SCHRADER'S FACEBOOK PAGE THIS BOXER OR BOXER MIX WAS A FEMALE NAMED ZADA AND SHE WAS SPAYED. THE BOXER WAS 60 POUNDS 1 1/2 YEARS AGO.
UPDATE: FATHER SPEAKS ON VIDEO -http://m.newson6.com/story.aspx?story=31334958&catId=112042
A child is recovering in an Oklahoma City Hospital after being nearly mauled to death by dogs at a neighbor's house off highway 3 northwest of Ada. Five-year-old Jacoby Bennett's mother found him unconscious in their neighbor's yard just before 4 p.m. Thursday. Pontotoc County Sheriff John Christian said the young boy had been mauled by dogs from head to toe.
"My understanding is that she actually loaded the child up and met the ambulance about halfway," Christian said.
Bennett was airlifted to an Oklahoma City Hospital. He has undergone numerous surgeries already, including reconstructive surgery on his face and his ears, which the dogs had chewed off.
Randy Schrader told news 12 nothing like what happened Thursday afternoon had ever happened before.
"I got lots of nephews and nieces his size and they've been in that pen playing with them dogs and never had a problem," Schrader said. He said the boy liked to come over and play with his goats and chickens. "He'd been coming over here most of the time when we were here. I didn't realize he had been coming over when we weren't here."
Schrader ordered two of his three dogs, A ?SHIATZU? AND A BOXER, to be euthanized on Friday. "I don't want dogs around that are going to do stuff like that,"
Their bodies have been sent to a lab for rabies testing. A third dog was in the yard but not believed to have been involved with the mauling. "She did not have a drop on her nowhere and the other two were covered," said Schrader.
Christian said no charges will be filed against Schrader and that he doesn't expect any child neglect charges to be filed against the boy's mother, either. Schrader said his insurance is going to pay for Bennett's injuries.
"I don't even have words to express how sorry I feel toward the family and Jacoby for this happening to him," Schrader said.
A crowd funding page has been set up for Bennett at:
INTERNET PICTURES OF WHITE BOXERS