5-Year-Old Mauled By Pit Bull Returns Home

HERMINIE (KDKA) — Five-year-old Hayden Stoll is back at his home in Herminie with his parents and siblings for the Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

The boy, who was attacked by a pit bull in front of his house, is scheduled to have more surgery next week.

His mother, Jennifer Stoll, said her child used to be full of life, but now he has three fractures in his jaw and a metal plate in his face that needs to be removed.

His face remains bruised and he has a tube in one of his ears for drainage.

His father, William, and grandfather, managed to pry the pit bull off the child’s face after hitting the dog in the head with a rock last Friday.

Police are still looking for the dog’s owner.

Jennifer says her son deserves justice and wants people to come forward if they have information about the dog’s owner.

The animal is a blue pit bull, which are bred for fighting, according to the dog warden.

The dog will be put down on Monday and the boy’s father says he’ll be there to watch.

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  1. Chuck says:

    Don’t know if the local police are thinking of this… keeping a DNA sample of the dog. If the breed is bred for fighting and they later find a breeder, they could match DNA in trying to track the owner of the dog who bit the boy.

    Yes, an expense. But the coward isn’t stepping forward to acknowledge his ownership of the dog who who maimed a 5 year old boy. He or she deserves to be caught at any price.

  2. cc says:

    Let The father kill the dog with a baseball bat

    1. Jim says:

      No, euthanize the dog peacefully. The baseball bat needs to be used on the person who is responsible (breeder/owner).

  3. cc says:

    My thoughts and prayers go out to the little boy and his family, and i would love to see them catch the owner and throw them and anyone that uses a dog for fighting and protection for drug dealers in jail, You know thats why they have them, why carry a gun, they have a 4 legged one!

  4. Bob says:

    I feel bad for the boy and the family, but also for the dog. Don’t blame the animal, blame the owner who didn’t do anything to stop aggressive behavior to the dog. I have had pitbulls in the past who wouldn’t hurt a flea, because they were trained properly! And to the person who commented that the dog be beaten to death with a baseball bat, I hope you have a nice time roasting in hell for eternity.

  5. dee murphy says:

    This tragedy should never have happened but the dog is a victim too. This dog looks as if she has been bred too many times (for profit of course) by an owner who was not interested in giving her a home, but instead only interested in her as a money making machine She has probably never known vet care, a decent meal, a soft bed or a kind word her entire life. We must have mandatory spay/neuter laws. RIP poor blue pit.

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