Boy, 2, critical and may lose leg after being 'torn apart' by his family's pet German Shepherds on his birthday

Boy, 2, critical and may lose leg after being 'torn apart' by his family's pet German Shepherds on his birthday

September 22, 2020

A TWO-YEAR-OLD boy is fighting for his life after being attacked by his family’s pet German Shepherds on his birthday.

Little Yegor might lose his leg after being “torn apart” by the two guard dogs.

The horrific incident happened on Friday when he was celebrating his second birthday.

The toddler reportedly walked outside unnoticed while his parents were sitting at a table with their guests.

It is understood Yegor was wandering around the courtyard when the dogs broke out of their enclosure and attacked him.

After realising he was missing, his parents, from the small town of Selydove in eastern Ukraine, went to search for him. 


Volunteer Aleksandra Timoshchenkova, who helped the family to collect money for the child’s treatment said: “The boy was found lying unconscious in a pool of blood.

“The dogs were still tearing him apart.”

The German Shepherds reportedly managed to break out of their enclosure because Yegor’s father had failed to close its door properly.

According to local media, the dogs tore the femoral artery on his left leg.

Little Yegor was transported by a military helicopter to Dnipro Regional Children’s Hospital where four crews of surgeons started battling for his life.

It took medics five hours to restore his damaged blood vessels, bladder and intestines. 

They also removed tissues “that had been chewed by the dogs”.

Now doctors are trying to save the boy’s left leg from amputation, reports said.

Yegor is currently on a ventilator in a critical condition in intensive care.

Natalia Dementyeva, the head of the hospital, said: “The boy suffered extremely severe injuries known as dirty wounds.

“He is receiving powerful antibacterial therapy but we are expecting the development of inflammatory processes that are usual complications in such cases.”

Police have launched a criminal case for failure to fulfil parental duties resulting in severe consequences against Yegor’s mum and dad.

Police spokeswoman Aleksandra Gavrilko said: “The boy’s parents are being interrogated.

“Forensic examinations are underway.”

The parents face up to three years in prison if found guilty.

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