Around 5PM Wednesday, 3 year old Christopher Elder’s ear was partly bitten off by a Golden Retriever. DailyPress.com reports that the child did not sustain any other serious injuries after being checked into Riverside Regional Medical Center in Poquoson.
Christopher and his father were visiting a neighbor’s property in the Shady Oaks Trailer Park, when the child wandered behind a shed in the yard. Witnesses heard a dog bark a the boy screaming as he came from behind the shed bleeding. The dog was not seen, and was said to be in a yard behind a 3 foot tall fence.
“All of a sudden my grandson started screaming and yelling and my son looked up and the dog had come over the thing and attacked him and took his ear, bit him on his arm, his shoulder, and bit his ear off. I mean, all this, all this is gone,” says Joann Elder.
WVEC.com reported, “The incident is under investigation by York-Poquoson Child Protective Services and the Newport News Animal Services Division.”
No charges have been filed.