Henderson County Sheriff's Office was dispatched to Methodist ER for a dog bite. Deputies were told by the attending physician that the boy's nose had been bitten off at a home off Highway 136 West. The pit bull had apparently eaten the nose after biting the child.
Deputies and Animal Control Officers then took control of the dog after they could not locate the nose at the residence. The nose was retrieved from the dog's stomach via surgery. It was then transported with the boy to Kosairs for further treatment.
The dog's owner said he has had the dog since it was a puppy and it has never shown any signs of aggression.
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