Young dog attack victim talks about ordeal
NORTHWEST MIAMI-DADE, Fla. (WSVN) -- The young victim of a vicious dog attack talked about his ordeal and his injuries, Friday.
Ten-year-old Israel Moise was brought back to his Northwest Miami-Dade home Friday morning after spending two nights at Jackson Memorial Hospital. Moise was recovering from a deep bite wound near his right knee.
Simba, a -year-old terrier, was off his leash at the time of the attack, which took place on the intersection of Northwest 10th Avenue and 108th Street. "The dog started barking every time someone walked by there," said Moise, who was walking home from school at the time of the attack.
Simba then slipped under his owner's gate. "He started to attack, and then I kept yelling, 'Help,'" said Moise. "It started to drag me on my leg," he added.
The fourth grader said help came in the nick of time. "My back neighbor came with this big stick to beat the dog," Moise said.
Rigaud Moise, the victim's father, expressed gratitude that his neighbor intervened when he did. "Without him, [my son] might be dead," he said.
The terrier was shot and killed by police when it turned on an officer who had arrived at the scene. His owner claims the canine had never shown aggressive behavior before.
Israel is currently on antibiotics and has a week of recovery to go before he is able to walk on his own again and go back to school. "It's really hurting a lot now," he said.
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