Jul 25, 2010
NASHUA - A 4-year-old boy was attacked by his family's pitbull on Friday in what his parents are calling an accident. The family’s home subsequently condemned following the incident due to an illegal basement and unsanitary conditions.
Twenty-four hours and just as many stitches later, 4-year-old Eric wants his 6-month-old pitbull Caesar back, even after an attack that left him with a hole is his lip and his family without a place to live.
Eric was playing in the dog’s water bowl when police say the dog nipped him in the mouth.
The Nashua family had two pitbulls, Caesar and another 8-week-old dog. They say the dogs love their three boys ages 1, 3 and 4.
The dogs were taken pending the outcome of an investigation. It's still unclear if or when they'll be returned.
The home has been condemned due to an illegal basement and unsanitary conditions inside.
Police say an illegal apartment was under construction in the 102 Ledge Street home and due to the conditions inside, police issued a vacate order.
Eric's mom says he's back to his happy self, but until this order is lifted life will be anything but normal.
No charges have been filed but the family be cited by the town for the building violation.
Posted by Stop Making Excuses at 7:26 AM