Tuesday, July 18, 2017

DENISON TX - A FAMILY PIT BULL MIX CHAINED UP IN THEIR BACK YARD CHOMPED ON THE FACE OF THEIR 4-YEAR-OLD BOY...MED FLIGHT TO DALLAS!!!


(KXII) -- A four-year-old Denison boy is in the hospital after being mauled in his back yard by the family dog.

The kid was bitten right in the face by the PIT BULL MIX Monday afternoon, but it's a family dog one neighbor said she never thought would do this.

"That's just terrifying that one minute you're fine and the next minute your child is hurt," neighbor Barbara Magers said.
A four-year-old boy was playing in his back yard with some other kids Monday afternoon on Morton Street in Denison, when his family's dog attacked.
"The dog was chained up and when the child got close to the dog, it just attacked the little boy," Denison Police Lt. Mike Eppler said.
Denison police said the little boy is suffering from substantial facial and skull injuries. He was transported to a local hospital but then flown to a Dallas hospital.
Neighbor Barbara Magers said she never saw any signs of aggression from the pit bull mix.
"We've never had problem walking past them, I mean they bark but their tails are wagging, they're just saying hello," Magers said.
An unexpected attack the boy's parents tell police happened without any warning.
Police said this serves as a reminder to always take extra caution when small kids are around large dogs.
"It's always a really good idea to have someone supervising when a child is around a dog, especially if it's a dog that may be known to be vicious," Eppler said.
The family tells police the boy had surgery Tuesday morning and will be in the hospital for a while, but is expected to be okay.
The dog was signed over to animal control and will be euthanized.
"The poor parents, my heart is broken for them that they are having to go through this with their baby," Magers said.

http://www.kxii.com/content/news/Four-year-old-Denison-boy-in-hospital-after-dog-attack-435288983.html


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The poor parents? More like the parents made a poor choice in pets. Why have a "dog" if it has to be chained up outside? I have a dog, and it lives in the house with me and my family. No one has been chomped on yet. Gee, I wonder if breed has anything to do with it?

I feel terrible for the child for having been injured like this, and for having idiot parents that can't see beyond the nanny dog myth.