Report: Dog bites off child's finger; dad retrieves it from pet's stomach

Published On: Apr 01 2013 02:46:26 AM HST

A Florida man shot and killed his family's pet so he could go into its stomach and retrieve his son's finger that the animal had just bitten off, according to a report.

It happened Friday in the Oneca section of Bradenton when the 11-year-old boy reached inside the dog's cage to pet it, reported.

The animal bit the boy's hand, "severing the pinky and possibly breaking his forearm," according to

The child's dad took the pet out of its cage, shot it and killed it. As the family waited for EMS to show up, the man retrieved the finger from the dog's stomach, reported.

The boy was rushed to a hospital; his condition was not immediately available.

Deputies told that their investigation supports the family's account of the incident.


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