Monday, September 24, 2018

CLEARFIELD COUNTY PA - A 16-MONTH-OLD BOY WAS FLOWN TO CHILDREN'S PITTSBURGH AFTER A FAMILY MEMBERS' NEWLY ADOPTED PIT BULL MAULED HIM



A 16-month-old remains in the hospital after police said he was attacked by a dog Friday night in Clearfield County.  Sandy Township Police said the boy was attacked by an unprovoked  PIT BULL  at a home in the Country Place Trailer Court in Sabula.

The boy's grandmother, Sue DiStefano, said Henry Gagnon-Bradley was flown by helicopter for life-threatening injuries to his face and jaw. She said Gagnon-Bradley will need several reconstructive surgeries.

"He's my little man, always on the go and he's mister serious all the time," DiStefano said.

6 News spoke with the boy's parents over the phone Monday, who are still at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Gagnon-Bradley's parents said their son was bit by a family member's pit bull who was at their house visiting.

They said the dog was newly bought and listed as "not aggressive."

Police said the dog's owners also sustained some non-serious bite marks. The dog was euthanized and police are waiting for results of a rabies test.

The family is asking for prayers and have faith their son will pull through."Family is family and you stick together no matter what," DiStefano said. 

"I've always believed that and nothing is going to break this family up."

Donations to help the family with medical and travel expenses can be made at Timberland Federal Credit Union on Beaver Drive in DuBois.

https://wjactv.com/news/local/16-month-old-in-stable-condition-after-dog-attack-in-clearfield-county

https://www.wearecentralpa.com/news/baby-in-hospital-after-pit-bull-attack/1472152707




1 comment:

Anonymous said...

The truth is that most doggy adoption places do not sternly warn people to not let their new nanny dogs play with young children. It can be very difficult at shelters to know whether a dog is safe with young children, and those adopting should be advised to keep the dogs away from young children. Doing that could stop an adoption. Besides, the internet is full of pictures of toddlers sitting on the backs of nanny dogs. So it must be true. Nanny dogs are safe with children. At least, they are until they aren't. It is a really naive dog owner that allows these interactions, and the child suffers due to the owner's ignorance.