On December 27, 2021, Roy, a two-year-old boy, was attacked by the family pet; a pit bull terrier dog. The minor needed surgery to recover after the incident.
Jodie Griffiths, the child’s mother, says that she was at work when her partner, Daniel Griffiths, called her to inform her of the news; Blizzard, the dog that had been in the family for eight years, had pounced on the boy’s face when he was playing with his older brother.
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What would have happened, according to Griffiths, is that the two children were playing with some helicopters while the dog slept, apparently the noise woke up the animal and when it saw the toys it attacked the child, which ended with a broken jaw, three teeth uprooted, and he lost half his nose.
The minor was transferred to New Croft Hospital in Wolverhampton to receive the first emergency care, but was later taken to Birmingham Children’s Hospital where he was admitted for two days after surgery in which his nose was sewn up and they had to do a partial reconstruction of the face due to the seriousness of the injuries.
Jodie and Daniel affirm that Blizzard, whom they had since they were a puppy, had never shown signs of aggression in the almost eight years he had been with them and that on the contrary he was their son’s “best friend”. So Jodie asked all parents to be very aware of their children in the presence of pets, especially those that were big and strong.
Although Pit Bulls are considered a dangerous breed, many experts insist that they are not. A study by Hannes Lohi of the University of Helsinki revealed that nor only the breed influences the aggressiveness of the animal, but aspects such as the owners, the dog’s development environment and its proper training and socialization have a lot to do with it.
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