HERMINIE (KDKA) — A 5-year-old boy underwent facial surgery Friday night after he was reportedly attacked by a dog.
Family members say Hayden Stoll suffered a broken jaw and nerve damage. He also may need plastic surgery.
“It’s the first time in my life I’ve ever felt powerless,” said William Stoll, Hayden’s father. “Nothing I could do to help him.”
The boy’s parents say he was playing with his sister in front of their home in Herminie when a pit bull attacked him.
The boy’s father and grandfather jumped in to get the dog off.
“My husband’s like trying to get it off of him, and he couldn’t get it off of him,” said Jennifer Stoll, Hayden’s mother. “I ran, got towels and I was so scared cause it’s like a nightmare. You just can’t forget.”
The dog had no collar and no identification tags.
It was quarantined at a kennel following the incident.
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