An Atlanta mother said her son required reconstructive surgery, including dozens of stitches, and has been left traumatized by the incident.
As the boy was eating a sandwich leftover from his bag lunch, a dog approached and tried to snatch it, inflicting bruises and scrapes in the process.
The 9-month-old seal pup sustained significant injuries during the attack, making euthanasia the "the only ethical and fair option."
The adopted pit bull dog was surrendered to the Denver Dumb Friends League animal shelter and euthanized following the attack.
Police said the 5-year-old was mauled by three to four dogs at around 5 a.m. in the 9000 block of Longacre in Detroit.
The dog was located a short time after the incident by Hampton County Animal Control and was euthanised by the authorities.
The infant had been sleeping in bed with its parents prior to the pet dog's fatal attack, police said.
Curtis Wickham, 26, was found severely mauled by three pit bulls at a home in west Tulsa Thursday morning.
"What you did was so brave, so selfless, your sister is so lucky to have you as a big brother," Evans said in the clip posted to Instagram.
A young Wyoming boy named Bridger Walker has received an outpouring of support following an animal attack in early July.
The boy was being watched by a relative at home in Oro Grande, California, when the pit bull attacked the child and "would not let go," authorities said.
The neighbor fired his crossbow that hit a pit bull, then went through a door, and killed the man he was trying to save, authorities said.
The girl, named Aria, was with her mother at their home in Phoenix, Arizona, with several other people when the dog attacked her.
A woman was found dead at a property in Houston, Texas, and another was taken to hospital after a dog attack, Houston Police said.
A pregnant French woman was found mauled to death by dogs after walking her dog at the same time a group of hunting hounds were said to be stalking deer in the area. The woman reportedly called her partner before the attack to express her concern about "threatening" dogs.
Three of the dogs were shot and killed at the scene, while another was later put down due to her injuries.
New York State Police investigators determined the wounds and circumstances were "consistent with a dog attack."
Though the boy was bitten, his 19-year-old neighbor saved the child by running directly at the attacking dog.
The dog—reportedly a pit bull terrier—bit a number of children after it got loose during the recess of third and fourth graders.
When approached, the dog was "barking and lunging on the leash."
Police were called and shot dead one of the dogs.