A six-year-old boy on Evia, who was attacked by a Rottweiler, is hospitalized – he underwent many hours of brain surgery.
The child is in the intensive care unit of the Children’s Hospital, reports cnn.gr. The tragic incident took place on Saturday morning on the island of Evia, on the beach of Limnion Dirfion Messapion. The Rottweiler, which escaped the attention of the owner, seriously injured the boy’s head and ribs.
The victim was taken by ambulance to the Psahnon Health Center (Κέντρο Υγείας Ψαχνών), then, due to the severity of the condition, to the Chalkida Hospital, and then to the Children’s Hospital. After a thorough examination, a council of doctors decided to perform an emergency operation due to cerebral edema.
Once again, a rhetorical question arises: why are dog owners so irresponsible about the safety of others? After all, this is not the first and, alas, not the last tragedy. It’s not the dog’s fault, it’s the owner’s fault first and foremost. Having an animal, and even such a serious breed, it is necessary to fulfill all the requirements established by law: the dog must be muzzled (which you almost never see in Greece), the leash must be reliable, and the owner of the animal has no right to be “distracted” when he is with dog fighting breed in a crowded place. And yet, what the Greeks often neglect, the dog must definitely undergo an appropriate training course.