Family Dog Attack on Toddler ~ OPOLAW Injury Blog

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Family Dog Attack on Toddler

One family is left in anguish after their 2-year-old son, Ian Keo, was involved in a near-fatal dog attack. It is made all the more heart-wrenching because the dog that mauled their son was a family pet. Ian remains in critical care at Tampa General Hospital, with facial fractures, an eye injury and trauma to his neck and head. The pit bull mix that mauled the toddler was euthanized Thursday morning. When the child’s great-grandmother, Willa Tick, went out to feed the dog Ian followed behind. Ian apparently tripped on the dog’s chain, and the animal attacked him. "The dog became aggressive because it was chained to a tree, it wasn't neutered and there was food involved, Those are things we know that contribute to animal attacks," said County Animal Services.

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