An 11-month-old baby was recently attacked and bitten by a large dog in Shanghai, reports Kankanews.
The incident took place in Fengxian District of Shanghai while a resident was taking an elevator with her young grandson. Her neighbor entered the elevator with her dog when it reportedly got agitated and started to attack the baby. Although the dog was on a leash, its owner couldn’t control it. You can watch the incident here (VPN off):
The owner struggled to separate the baby and dog, but the baby boy was bitten and the bite mark could be seen vividly. After the incident, the baby was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment.
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The dog appears to be a hybrid of Labrador and Shar-Pei. The dog’s owner apologized and promised to compensate the family for all medical expenses. However, the tragedy has incited a new round of heated discussion regarding whether citizens should be allowed to have dogs, especially large breeds of dogs.
“Some dog owners are rather shameless,” complained one netizen. “They never put leashes and muzzles on their pets and claim their dogs never bite people. It’s not reassuring at all.”
“Dog leashes have little use on large breeds,” said another. “Once I saw my neighbor walking her dog. The dog was so strong and forceful that it looked like the dog was actually walking its owner.”
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