A 2-year-old boy was bitten on the jaw by a pit bull recently in Jacksonville, Florida. The child’s neighbor called 9-1-1 after the boy’s mother brought the child to the neighbor. The child was taken to Baptist Medical Center, fire-rescue personnel said the boy’s personal injuries were not life threatening. Although the neighbor described the child’s face as “just terrible. It’s just bad.”
Apparently the boy’s family had recently taken the dog in as a stray and had not previously seen signs of aggression. Family friends said the dog was sleeping on the boy’s bed just before the attack. Animal Care and Protective Services removed the dog and police are investigating the incident. This terrible dog bite attack comes just more than a week after a 3-year-old boy was attacked and killed by a pit bull in the Arlington area of Jacksonville, Florida. If you would like to read more on this incident please see 2-year-old boy of Jacksonville, Florida sent to hospital after he was bit on the jaw by the family’s pit bull.
Although dogs are mostly domesticated animals, these animals still have dangerous propensities that can cause harm to you or your children. If you would like to read the local leash laws for Duval County please read Is there a Dog Leash Law in Duval County (Jacksonville) Florida?