A NINE-year-old boy suffered horrific life-changing injuries after being mauled by a pit bull.
Alejandro Mizsan’s face was “ruined” in the gruesome dog attack while playing with friends near his home in Enniscorthy, Wexford.
The student was taken to Dublin hospital where he underwent multiple surgeries.
His family have since released photos of Alejandro’s bloody wounds, inflicted by the off-leash and unmuzzled beast last week.
The graphic images show his torn face, torn lower lip and cheeks with huge wounds.
Alejandro also sustained serious injuries to his legs and torso.
Brother Raul said his younger sibling is expected to remain at Crumlin Children’s Hospital until January, meaning he will miss Christmas at home. Maybe he’ll never speak again.
The 21-year-old told RTE: “His face is totally destroyed.
“He can’t speak at the moment and I don’t know if he will speak again. He won’t be the same as before.”
Raul added: “He just wants to hold my hand when he wakes up.
“I don’t want anyone else to feel the pain we’re going through right now.
“My brave little brother loves [mixed martial arts champion] He and Conor McGregor will continue to fight like his hero.”
Police have charged a 27-year-old man in connection with the attack around 4pm on November 27.
Unemployed Niall Byrne appeared in Gorey Circuit Court on two counts for threatening to kill two people on Old Forge Road.
He was also charged with three traffic offenses unrelated to the dog attack.
Byrne was remanded in custody ahead of his appearance at Wexford District Court on December 5.
Alejandro was playing football near his home when the dog “appeared out of nowhere” and pounced.
Neighbors came to the boy’s aid and managed to free him from the dog’s mouth with a baseball bat or a large stick, sources said.
He was taken to the hospital where he remains with his heartbroken relatives by his side.
Mom Otilia hasn’t stopped crying since the horror incident and dad Ion Florin is ‘in shambles’.
Raul told the Irish Mirror: “I haven’t seen our mother without tears in my eyes since it happened.
“She’s in a very bad depression right now. My father is only in parts, everyone is, our whole family.
“My sister is five, she’s crying. She doesn’t eat or drink anything.”
The dog, which is on Ireland’s restricted breed list, has been euthanized, police said.
Forbidden dog breeds
In the UK it is against the law to own certain types of dogs. These are the:
- Pit bull terrier
- Japanese tosa
- Dogo Argentino
- Fila Brasiliro
Technically there are now banned breeds in Ireland. But the restricted breeds are:
- American pit bull terrier
- English Bull Terrier
- Staffordshire bull terrier
- Bull Mastiff
- Doberman Pinscher
- German shepherd dog
- Rhodesian Ridgeback
- Japanese tosa
- Bandog, a cross between one of these breeds
These must be muzzled in public, kept on a short leash (less than 2 meters or 6.5 feet), wear a collar and may only be carried by persons over the age of 16.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/6832749/horrific-injuries-boy-pitbull-attack/ Shocking image shows horrific injuries to 9-year-old boy who was mauled by pit bull, leaving his face ‘ruined’