The animal control agency in Davis County, Utah, will determine the fate of a dog who bit off a child’s hand a few days ago. As reported by KUTV News, the husky was seized from its owner after the four-year-old boy’s arm was pulled off on Sunday afternoon in Layton.
It isn’t a black and white situation…the dog was not running loose at the time, and technically the boy wasn’t injured as the result of an outright attack. The dog was inside of his owner’s fenced yard when the incident took place, and the child put his arm, which was inside of a sock, beneath vinyl fencing. When the dog grabbed hold of the “sock” and pulled, the child suffered a serious injury.
Rhett Nicks, director of Davis County Animal Care and Control, told the news agency, “It’s difficult, I won’t lie. A lot of these cases are not cut and dry.”
Two dogs were in the yard when the incident unfolded – and both dogs have been seized and placed into quarantine. A petition, asking for the dogs’ lives to be spared, has been started; already over 31,000 people have signed – you can view the details of the petition at this link.
What do you think should happen? Is this just an unfortunate accident or is the dog to blame?
The child underwent surgery, but his arm was never located. Original article about the incident can be find at this link.
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