Thursday, November 6, 2014

Pregnant Woman Attacked By Friend’s Dog Needs 60 Stitches To Stop Face Falling Off

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Laura Holmes, 21, was heavily pregnant when an attack by a friend's dog as she sat sending a text message left her with a life-changing injury. 

The American Akita dog mauled her face until it was 'hanging off' and she said she feared she and her unborn baby would die as dog attacked her while she was visiting a close friend. She was rushed to Queen's Medical Centre, where surgeons battled to save her face and her baby.

According to Dailymail, the animal leapt up and tore at her face, ripping chunks of flesh from her mouth and cheeks, leaving her needing 60 stitches

Friends then tried to drag the pet off her and only succeeded when they repeatedly kicked the dangerous dog, which was later destroyed.

Laura before the attack

After the attack

The dog

Laura had to give birth to baby Nathaniel - now 15 weeks old - by C-section because doctors felt she may not be able to withstand the pain of a natural birth due to her injuries.

The dog's owner, and Laura's friend, Tracie Taylor, became the first in Britain to be prosecuted under tough new laws after failing to control the seven stone Akita. She received a 16-week jail sentence suspended for a year and was ordered to pay Laura £1000 in compensation.

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