Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Washington: Mom digs her fingers into pit bull's eyeballs to get him to release her 3-year-old son, whose face it had latched on to

WASHINGTON -- A 3-year-old boy who was badly injured by being attacked bitten in the face by a pit bull Monday has undergone reconstructive surgery and is now recovering.

The Morning News Tribune in Tacoma said the boy sustained wounds to his eye, cheekbone, chin and face, according to the Pierce County Sheriff’s Department.

The dog that attacked the boy has been deemed dangerous.

The 56-year old owner has been told by sheriff's deputies he has to surrender the pit bull, named Tuffy, by April 28.

The boy was attacked at a residence in the 11400 block of Valley Avenue East in Puyallup when friends came to the house to help the dog's owner move.

Two Labrador retrievers and the pit bull were present when the boy and his mother arrived.

The pit bull walked up to the child [and, without warning], “latched onto his face,” sheriff’s spokesman Ed Troyer said.

The boy’s mother dug her fingers into the dog’s eye sockets to get him to let go of the child, he said. 

The dog was secured outside while someone called 911.

(News Tribune - April 19, 2017)

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