Toddler savaged by dog
Two-year-old girl attacked by dog outside supermarket. Bitten on face by animal tied up at store entrance. Stitches needed to wounds on mouth, nose and lip.
A TWO-year-old toddler is recovering after being bitten by a dog outside a supermarket.
Now her parents are questioning whether stores should allow animals to be tied up outside their entrances.
Despite suffering a series of nightmares, Chloe Love from Bromley Green Road, Ruckinge, is slowly getting back to normal after the attack while on a shopping trip to Tesco with her childminder.
As they came out of Tesco Park Farm, Kingsnorth, store Chloe approached the alsatian-cross dog tied to a metal bar near the children’s playthings, which bit her on the face.
She was taken to the William Harvey hospital by ambulance and kept overnight for treatment that included stitches to her mouth, nose and lip.
The five-year-old dog was moved away from the main doors and tied up near the bicycle rack where it later bit a security officer on the wrist.
Plumber Andy Love and his teacher wife Andrea were horrified by the incident and critical of the store for allowing dogs to be left tethered at the busy entrance.
Mr Love said: “There is no way we blame the professional childminder. Chloe is a normal child used to dogs as we have two Jack Russells and it is natural to be friendly if a dog is left near kids playthings.
“It was a terrible shock to be called to the hospital and find her in the state she was in but luckily now she is recovering at home and it does not appear that she will have serious scars for life.”
Dog attack victim Chloe Love
Dog attack victim Chloe Love with mum and dad Andy and Andrea and sister Sophie