Dad pulls dog off boy during attack

August 24, 2009 3:02:05 PM PDT
A 3-year old boy is recovering Monday after he was viciously attacked by a neighborhood dog.The boy's father heard his son screaming, saw what was going on and pulled the dog off the boy.

The attack happened on Fail Street in Hunts Point.

The Kendall family thought they could sit outside their apartment building one night last week, only to watch a nightmare unfold before their eyes.

They say Kamrin Kendall was full of life and happiness, but is now struggling to recover from his injuries.

"I just thank God he's alive today," the victim's father, Jeremiah Kendall, said.

And Jeremiah Kendall is just thankful he was there to stop the attack. He and his wife, along with Kamrin and his 1-year-old brother, were about to sit outside in front of their apartment building when all of sudden...

"I heard my son screaming, so as I turned around, I saw the white Husky on top of him," Jeremiah said.

Kamrin was in the clutches of a 120-pound husky, whose owner, Jeremiah claims. did not have the dog on a leash.

At that point, he reacted on instinct.

"I just grabbed the dog from its legs, and I flipped him over and I just hit him a couple of times," he said. "Then I kicked him and ran off...He would be more seriously injured if I wasn't there, because nobody helped but me."

Kamrin suffered cuts and bites to his face head and nose and is recovering at Lincoln Hospital. Jeremiah says he worries about larger dogs.

"If people own dogs like that, they have to know the proper way to take care of the dog," he said.

The Husky was reportedly put down after the attack, and police say the owner faces endangerment charges.

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WEB PRODUCED BY: Bill King


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