MIAMI (CBSMiami) – A 4-year-old boy is out of the hospital after animal services investigators said he was attacked by a pit bull Thursday night.
Axel Donado was released from the hospital after doctors determined he had no hearing loss. He did, however, did receive 15 stitches in his left ear and several more in his head where the pit bull bit him. The dog will now be under quarantine at the Miami home where it has been staying for 10 days to ensure it does not have rabies.
Donado’s mother, Raisa Arcis, said Axel came outside when he heard his mom scream and then was attacked. The caretakers of the pit bull said the dogs are babies and wanted to play, but when the dogs started getting hit with rocks, the pooches felt threatened.
Donado’s mom said two pit bulls squirmed their way under a chain-link fence and charged her and her chihuahua and then her son. The Chihuahua was being treated at an animal hospital on Friday.
Because an animal services investigator determined both dogs are pit bulls; they will have to be removed from Miami-Dade County as soon as the quarantine for rabies is over. The dog sitters were given a $1,000 ticket for the bite and two $500 tickets for having pit bulls in Miami-Dade County.
Axel’s father told CBS4’s Natalia Zea that Axel will not go back to the apartment because of the dogs and that the family is going to move. Axel will stay with their grandmother until then.
Animal services said that unless the dog that bit Axel shows signs of rabies, it will not be put down.