Dog Eats Sleeping Man's Toes

Man puts foot-munching mutt up for adoption
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 8, 2011 4:02 AM CST
The dog, a Shiba Inu like this one, is up for adoption.   (Wikipedia)

(Newser) – Animal experts believe a dog in Oregon was only trying to be helpful when he chewed off three of his diabetic owner's toes as the man slept. The dog, a Shiba Inu called Cosmo, was acting on instinct to help remove diseased flesh and doesn't seem to be dangerous, according to a county official. Its owner, who suffers from numbness in his hands and feet caused by diabetes, called 911 after waking up to find himself short a few toes. He has put the dog up for adoption, AP reports.

The dog has to remain quarantined for 10 days after eating human flesh but the animal adoption center hopes to find a home for him afterward. Cosmo, who was healthy but anxious when he arrived at the center, "is a bit aloof, but overall he's a friendly dog, I suppose," the director of the center tells Seattle Weekly. Bizarrely enough, this has happened before...

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