This six-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he was attacked by the family’s previously ‘loveable’ pet dog.
Camdon Bozell suffered life-changing injuries when he was mauled by pet dog, Chaos, while his mum Tristin Lent, 29, was at work.
The five-year-old pet dog attacked Camdon’s face in a fit of rage after he got up to get a snack and had to be pulled off the boy by a family member, who was alerted by Camdon’s screams while in the bathroom.
The schoolboy had to undergo plastic surgery to reconstruct his face and has been left with permanent scarring following the horrifying assault – which paramedics said was the worst thing they had ever seen.
Tristin, who now lives in Plainwell, Michigan, is warning other parents not to leave pet dogs unsupervised with children – saying she had never witnessed Chaos show any signs of aggression prior to the attack.
Mum-of-two, Tristin, said: “When I got to the hospital, I feared the worst.
“They wouldn’t let me see Camdon at first and then a nurse came out and said ‘good news he’s breathing on his own’ and I freaked out – I thought why wouldn’t he be?
“If the dog had attacked him an inch or two below and got Camdon’s throat, my son would be dead.
“The dog was not even an inch from his eyes. I’m just happy his ears and eyes were okay.
“The first responders said it was the worse thing they had ever seen.
“And it was the worse day of my life. I spent a month crying for Camdon.”
Tristin stayed in hospital with Camdon for three days while he had plastic surgery to repair his face, but he will need extra surgery to rebuild his nose in the future due to tissue loss.
The five year old pit bull was ordered to be put down by police and Camdon’s aunt, Becky Rose, has since set up a fundraiser to help pay for her nephew’s medical bills.
Tristin said: “We will never know why Chaos attacked Camdon.
“Was it because he got up too quickly? Did he want the snack Camdon had picked up?
“The scars don’t bother Camdon but people stare in the grocery store and that upsets him, especially when they ask what happened.
“The trauma is not over. It’s going to be something that we’re going to deal with for the rest of his life.”