Sheriff's deputies are charging a North Carolina couple with felony child abuse after a pit bull dog chewed the toes off a 4-month old baby's foot.
The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the 1-year-old pit bull chewed off all the toes on the child's left foot while he was on a couch Sunday night.
Deputies say the child's mother, Robie Lynn Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Tremayne Spillman, were dog-sitting for a man arrested Saturday night for illegal possession of a gun.
Authorities say they are charging a North Carolina woman who slept as a pit bull chewed the toes off her 4-month-old baby's left foot.
The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said Monday that the child's mother, Robie Lynn Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Tremayne Spillman, will be charged with felony child abuse.
Deputies say the couple were dog-sitting the 1-year-old pit bull for a friend who had been arrested on gun charges.
The Onslow County Sheriff's Office said Tuesday that the baby, who lost the toes on the left foot after the dog chewed them off Sunday night, won't be released from Pitt Memorial Hospital any time soon.
The sheriff's office said the pit bull is in animal control custody undergoing medical tests for several diseases, including rabies.
Jenkins told police she was on medication and didn't hear the child crying during the night while she slept in the same room. She said she didn't discover the injury until she changed the child's diaper Monday morning.
Deputies said that hospital officials said the child may lose his foot.