Dog bites baby’s ear off

2013-10-21 10:24

A 17-month-old baby from eMalahleni lost her right ear after it was bitten off by the family’s pet Jack Russell terrier.

Doctors struggled for a week to save Jolizne Bester’s reattached ear, but eventually had to amputate at the Wilgers Hospital in Pretoria, Afrikaans daily Beeld reported today.

Her parents, John and Elizma, said they had no idea why the dog, Bakkies, had bitten their child, as the two were inseparable.

The dog was euthanased on the same day.

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