Dog Owner Charged In Attack On Henderson Boy

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Police say tickets have been issued to the owner of the dog that seriously injured a 2 year old Henderson boy.

The owner, Melissa Felix of Watertown, was ticketed for having an unlicensed dog and  for it causing personal injury.

Indigo Mullin suffered severe injuries to his face when the dog bit him Wednesday at the Watertown Farmers Market.

The boy needed dozens of stitches and suffered broken bones and severed nerves.

He is being treated at a hospital in Syracuse.

Jennifer Duger, the boy's mother, said when the family encountered the dog, the owner said it was safe and called it "a big teddy bear"

The dog turned and attacked the boy when the child approached the animal from behind.

A bystander pulled the dog from the boy.

Watertown Police Officer William Rafferty said it was the worst dog bite he had ever seen.

"It was very sad. It broke my heart," he said.

Duger said it could be months before doctors know the full extent of the boy's injuries.

The dog is in a 10-day quarantine at its owner's house.

Thursday, October 2, 2014
, Watertown, NY

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