A two-year-old pitbull, who showed no previous signs of aggression, sexually assaulted a toddler on Sunday. "A little boy was home with his family, and the family pit bull actually sodomized the boy," said a police detective.
The 2-year-old boy suffered serious injuries and needed surgery. The family members and some neighbor's had to resort to beating the dog to stop its sexual attack on the boy. The family say they have had the dog since it was a puppy.
"The intent, apparently, wasn't to hurt the child. ... My understanding is the child had no bites on him at all. ... I guess the message is be respectful of a dog, until you absolutely know the animal," said the director of the local SPCA.