Family angry after dog mauls infantThe dog was trying to pull her from danger, no doubt. Read the whole story here, in the Toronto Star.
KITCHENER-"Hello doggie." Those are the last coherent words Ginger Visneskie remembers before her 2-year-old daughter was attacked by a German shepherd last week[...]
Neighbours who saw the incident say the dog pounced on the child, threw her on the ground and sunk his teeth into her face. While they looked on in horror, Visneskie pulled on the leash and freed Lilly.
In barely five seconds, the child had been bloodied and appeared to be in shock. Visneskie didn't bother calling an ambulance. She and another neighbour put Lilly in the car and raced to the Grand River Hospital.
For the first few hours, Visneskie feared for Lilly's life and her eyesight.
"He'd bitten so close to the eyes, I thought he'd gouged them out," the 29-year-old single mother said.
When doctors finished sewing up the dozen bite marks on Lilly's nose, near her eyes and just below her chin, she had 35 stitches. She will need extensive dental work, doctors told Visneskie, since her lower jaw had been pushed into the roof of the mouth.
She has started a series of rabies shots — five in total — and may need speech therapy. Four of her front teeth were dislocated.
April 24, 2008
From the "Mark my words, Ontario will be safer" Dept: