Dogs don't bite human beings? Rubbish!
Here's a very sad case when the victim was a young child who was mauled to death by the family's pet dog.
The truth is, children and the elderly are the biggest victims of dog bite cases so much so in one part of the US, last week was dog bite week.
People were educated about the dangers of being bitten by dogs and how they could protect themselves.
Some animal NGOs would like to hide such incidents under the carpet. But pet responsibility involves a multitude of factors - each should be painstakingly examined and considered.
Here is the latest story. Tell us what you think.
Pictured: The young boy mauled to death by the family dog as his helpless mother watched in Memorial Day weekend tragedyBy Jennifer Madison
Mauled: Jayelin Graham, 4, was killed by a family pet, which the boy's father allegedly called a 'monster dog'
The alleged owner of the large dog that police say savagely mauled a four-year old boy to death had trained his animals to be aggressive and called them 'monster dogs,' reports the New York Post.
A neighbour to the Brooklyn family, Robin Parkinson, 56, told the paper Damian 'Dread' Jones would 'hang stuff on trees or the school yard fence – stuffed animals or footballs – just so his dogs could rip the stuff up.
'It was an accident waiting to happen', she said.
'[Mr Jones] could clear the block with them dogs,' Ms Parkinson said. 'He used to punch them in the heads, kick them in the ribs, brutal'.
Neighbours said Mr Jones was rarely at the house where his wife, Saquina "Honey"
Jubeark, 24, and three sons lived. Two other boys, ages five and two, were unharmed by the dog attack.
Police say the mother may face criminal charges after her son Jayelin Graham was mauled to death Friday night.
Jayelin was pronounced dead on arrival at Brookdale University Hospital in Brooklyn after a horrific attack by his family's Cane Corso-mastiff mix, police said.
'Monster dog': The Cane Corso-mastiff mix that allegedly killed Jayelin. Behind the hound may be the owner, Damian Jones, according to Facebook
Horror: The boy's mangled body was carried out of the Brownsville apartment by rescue workers to the shock of neighbours
Vicious attack: A heavily-sedated dog taken from the family home, where it apparently mauled the four-year-old boy to death
Family pet: A German shepherd was also removed from the residence and taken to the ASPCA but officials said the animal was not involved in the attack
One witness recalled hearing the mother scream: 'Help! He ate my baby! He ate my baby!' according to the New York Daily News.
Jayelin's 24-year-old mother has been questioned by police.
Sources told the New York Daily News she could face criminal charges.
Neighbours compared the apartment to a small zoo, which was home to two pit bulls, a German shepherd, a parrot, a snake and a rabbit - recently eaten by one of the dogs.
Caged: Officials had not yet stated what would be done with the animals
Anthony Brown told the New York Daily News the animal was a known menace.
'It was a violent dog. Dangerous. A big dog. The whole block 'is scared of that dog,' he said.
Kenny Rishar, the super of the building, said the dogs belong to the woman's husband, and they were feared by neighbours.
Filth: An exterior of a Brooklyn apartment where Jayelin Graham was mauled to death. Police said they found animal feces and urine inside
'People were scared of those dogs,' he said. 'The dogs belong to the husband, who is seldom here. This was a tragedy waiting to happen.'
Six youths were also taken into custody as the chaotic scene unfolded, after allegedly attempting to incite a riot in the aftermath of the horrific events. The New York Daily News reports they will face obstruction charges.
A spokesman for the New York Police Department only said several people were arrested at the scene 'for unrelated reasons'.
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