Stacey Taft says, “I feel bad for them. I mean no parent wants to go through that.”
Taft watched as police searched her neighbors’ yard for a little boy’s severed hand.
Layton Fire Chief Jason Cook says, “He lost the entirety of his hand from about this point down.”
Layton City Fire says this was the result of a shocking bite that severely hurt a 4-year-old child who was just trying to play.
Cook says, “There are two of them. They’re Huskies, he had a sock on his hand so it appears that it was just an innocent play.”
And after hours of searching, there was still no sign of the boy’s hand.
Cook says, “There’s fear that it was probably ingested by the dog that bit him. So at this point, it does not appear that reattachment is going to be an option for us.”
Officials say when they arrived they noticed that the boy’s parents bandaged their son.
Cook says, “Understandably the parents are very, very upset… Were traumatized by it. They helped render care before our crews arrived.”
Stacey heard what happened and saw the kind of response outside of her home.
This is a tragedy and a painful reminder for parents like her.
Taft says, “Not all animals are always nice or, you know, they may feel threatened at some kind of action they might do.”