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article imagePit bull chewed off 2 of owner's toes, bits of foot, as he slept

By Marcus Hondro     Jun 18, 2013 in Health
In Indiana, a six-month old pit bull, attracted to his diabetic owner's open wound, chewed off two of the man's toes and part of his foot as he slept. The man awoke to find his foot a bloody mess and discovered the results of his puppy's nighttime meal.
Roger Brown, 46, of Brazil, Indiana, a town of some 8,000 residents in Clay County, blames himself for the missing appendages. He said that because of his diabetes he often has blisters and/or bleeding on that foot and is careful to bandage it up.
One night last week, however, he did not. He was sleeping on the couch, he told WHTI TV 10, without closing up the wound and his dog Bo Brown, who'd chewed at the bandage previously, took advantage of finding a chew toy that, to him, smelled good.
Off came Roger Brown's toes, and a chunk of his foot. Mr. Brown has no feeling in that foot and the father of 3 did not wake up until morning. Both his pinkie toe and his big toe on that foot are no longer, and from his hospital bed Brown said he is now permanently maimed.
Bo, quite naturally, did not know the gravity of what he had done but is lucky to have an understanding owner. Roger Brown said he has no intentions of euthanizing his pup but will raise Bo up and keep him.
Local police, who had Bo checked for rabies, said they'd never encountered a case like this before. "But there's a first time for everything," Det. Clint McQueen said.
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