Signature campaign on to save pet dog after it bit off 4-year-old kid’s hand
Washington, March 7: A dog bit off the hand of a four-year-old boy's hand recently in Utah and now a fight is on to save the life of the canine.
According to people.com which cited the police of Layton city where the incident happened on March 3, one of the two huskies - Polar and Bear - bit off the limb of the kid who attempted to play with him but putting a sock over his arm and pushing it underneath the fence that separated his house premises from that of the neighbour where the two dogs lived.
Nearly 50,000 people have now signed a petition to save the lives of the two dogs that have been quarantined now at an animal control centre in Davis County where Layton City is located.
"Bear, who was playing with what he thought was a toy - he bit down too hard and didn't see that there was a child on the other side of the fence," Jessica Nusz, a friend of the dogs' owner, wrote in the Care2 appeal hoping that enough signatures will convince the authorities at the animal control to release the canines as their fates remain uncertain now.
"This situation is unfortunate on both sides. And now both dogs are in quarantine at Davis County Animal Control. There are fears that Bear might be put down, and he doesn't deserve to be down for this freak incident."
The father of the four-year-old boy, whose identity was kept confidential, dialled the police to tell them that the hand of their son was completely severed. The responders tried to locate the detached hand for a potential reattachment but they could not find it and it was suspected that the animal might have "ingested" it. The boy underwent a surgery later and was said to be stable.
The dogs' owner was in for a shock saying the pets were docile and had never displayed any aggression earlier.
Investigation was still on.