Pit Bull Bites Off Little Boy's Genitals
Grandmother and two others are charged after attack
By Neal Colgrass, Newser Staff
Posted Nov 25, 2013 4:58 PM CST
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(Newser) – A horror story from Yonkers, New York: A young boy looking to snuggle in his 13-year-old aunt's bed was attacked by her pit bull and had his penis bitten off, USA Today reports. Two weeks later, the 5-year-old boy remains hospitalized and charges have been filed against his grandmother, Marissa Pettiford, and two others. The dog, named Momma, was euthanized after police described it as "unlicensed, dangerous and vicious." As for the boy, he probably faces multiple surgeries and may not ever have his penis reattached. (Another vicious pit bull attack occurred earlier this month in Connecticut.)

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K.KRANK
Nov 26, 2013 4:52 PM CST
Well I guess it could've been worse, they could have given the kid a loaded handgun to play with & he could have blown his works off w/it. Either way, play w/deadly weapons & don't be surprised when somebody gets badly injured or killed in the process.
Ezekiel 25:17
Nov 26, 2013 4:39 PM CST
I remember the story of the boy who lost his, well, you know, and they gave him one from a goat. Not sure how it turned out and if his social life in high school got a boost.
bearmon2010
Nov 26, 2013 3:17 PM CST
"The dog, named Momma, was euthanized after police described it as "unlicensed, dangerous and vicious." Really ? Euthanized this poor dog because of vicious ? NO. This dog was not train properly and no loved and no attention. This grandma should be punish for neglected this sweet dog. No wonder there are many criminal people out there that didnt euthanized for their crimes. STUPID SYSTEM. Most people treated dogs badly made me sick and a scum!