Boy, 6, asked his mother ‘am I going to die?’ after being scalped and dragged down stairs by their dog – just two weeks after Staffie was bought on Facebook for £200
- The six-year-old boy had to spend days in hospital after the brutal attack
A six-year-old boy shouted ‘am I going to die?’ to his mother after their American Staffordshire terrier viciously attacked him and ripped the skin off his scalp.
Vick Zidko was walking down the stairs at his home in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, when their dog, whom they had bought on Facebook two weeks earlier, clamped his jaws on his head.
The young boy begged the dog, named Diesel, to stop as he brutally bit and scratched his head and back. The mirror reported.
The boy’s family finally managed to pry open the dog’s mouth after his father Vitalijus put his arm in the dog’s jaw to protect his son – after which young Vick shouted: “Mommy, am I going to die?”.
After five days in the hospital, Vick had the laceration– a piece of scalp reattached – it is now under a large spot on his head.
A six-year-old boy was scalped by an American Staffordshire terrier named Diesel (pictured) just two weeks after being bought on Facebook
The dog (pictured) was destroyed by police after tearing the skin off Vick Zidko’s head
Officers investigate the incident and the dog was destroyed by the police.
This is what forklift driver Vitalijus told us The mirror the family had thought “long and hard” about getting a dog, describing Diesel as “really mellow” and “jumping around.”
At 7pm last Thursday, the dog chewed on a bone just before the attack started, leading Vick’s sister Gabriel, 18, to think ‘IIt was as if he saw Vick as a chew toy.”
After the attack, a piece of Vick’s scalp landed on the floor at the residence and was almost entered by a police officer.
Mum Eugenija, 41, told The Mirror: ‘I grabbed hold of Vick and ran to the bedroom, locked the door.
‘I tried to calm him down. I put a towel on his head to stop the bleeding. He saw all the blood and said, “Mommy, am I going to die?”.
‘Then he asked’ is [his twin brother] Nick and Gabriel okay.’
She added that her son now has bad dreams in which he relives the moment the dog attacked him.
She added: “He said, ‘Promise me, we won’t have any more dogs in the house.'”
It comes because a dog walker who was bitten to death by eight dogs in January was believed to have been killed by her own American Bully XL.
Natasha Johnston died from multiple bites to the neck
Police on the scene at Gravelly Hill in Caterham, Surrey, where dogs fatally attacked Ms Johnston
Witnesses to the gruesome attack said the dogs turned into a pack of ‘wolves’ when they attacked 28-year-old Natasha Johnston at the Gravelly Hill beauty spot in Caterham on January 12.
She died of multiple bites to the neck, including one that perforated her jugular vein, an inquest found. Eight dogs were seized at the scene of the frenzied attack.
Police confirmed that Ms Johnston’s dog was the only animal destroyed.
They are detaining five other dogs following a vet forensic report, but two confiscated dachshunds were returned to their owners last month.