Dog bites infant

The 11-month-old boy required 10 stitches for his injuries.
Courtney Astolfi
Feb 14, 2014


A dog bit an infant’s head Wednesday afternoon at a Bogart Road home, Perkins police said.

The 11-month-old boy required 10 stitches for his injuries.

The child was at his babysitter’s house, in the 200 block of E. Bogart Road, when the family’s golden retriever-poodle mix bit the child’s face, according to a police report.

The dog’s owner later told police he was in the bathroom when he heard screams coming from his daughter’s room. The daughter said she was in her room with the goldendoodle and two other children when the child crawled into the room. The dog let out a “scary bark” and lunged at the baby, the daughter told police.

Paramedics rushed the child to Firelands Regional Medical Center, where doctors had to stitch up his lacerations. None of his bones were broken, the report said.

The infant’s father expressed concern because the dog allegedly bit another child several years ago, the report said.

The incident was forwarded to the Erie County Dog Warden for further review. The child’s father declined to pursue charges against the dog’s owner.



OH NO...not the precious almight GOLDEN DOODLE!!!!

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Poor baby. I hope his wound heals quickly, and the scars fade.

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Poor baby! I hope he/she is going to be ok and that he/she will not be afraid of other dogs now.

On the other hand, where is the outrage? A dog bit a baby! Oh never mind, it's not a pit.....


If the dog in fact has previously bitten another child, what is the owner of the house and dog doing allowing babysitting to take place in his/her property? If the boy's father was aware of the potential dogbite, why did he leave his son at that house?


Another child suffers because of a dumb dog lover!

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whatever...never the ADULT MEN in charges fault...


the dog should be drug behind a moving car, shot 5 times (6 if it's over 50 lbs) lashed with a whip then a wet noodle and finally burned at the cross while being simultaneously tar, feathered and stoned.... oh... wait... it's not a pit you say? never mind it's no big deal...


It's the owners fault, dogs are animals & there are to many unqualified owners of them.
Although generally dogs are protective any dog that is not socialized with small children should be watched or separated from them.


Clearly it is the child's fault for crawling.


I would have snapped that dogs neck!


Why did you leave the breed out of the title? If it were a pit, gsd, dobie or any other targeted breed, you would have plastered across the title and he front page. You would have also highlighted the previous bite in the article instead of letting it blend in with the rest of the article. Biased much, Sandusky?