Teenager, 17, left needing 40 stitches after irritated dog bites her face in the middle of photoshoot
A teenage girl had to get 40 stitches after getting bitten on the face by a dog during a photoshoot that went wrong.
While dogs may be our best friend and we may do everything to show we care, they are still animals who can be unpredictable at times. The 17-year-old was left with serious injuries after her pet dog got fed up with posing for a picture and bit her.
Argentina native Lara Sanson was trying to get a photograph with her German Shepherd when things went wrong very fast. The 17-year-old had been cuddling the pet pooch named Kenai when it bit her in the face. The pictures show the attack take place and were able to capture the moment Kenai's jaws widened around Sanson's face before the teeth pierced her skin. As reported by La Nacion, as per the Daily Star, Sanson shared, "I do not know if I touched its hip or if it reacted like this because it is old, or it was because I hugged it and scared it."
Post the incident, Sanson had to undergo a two-hour-long operation where she received 40 stitches for her face and inside her mouth as her gum had been injured as well. Though she is currently suffering from inflammation, she is expected to make a full recovery.
Sanson also revealed that Kenai will not be put down after the attack and she insists that the attack was not at all intentional. A local vet also shared that Kenai could have bitten the teen because of its age. "Its pains are growing and pain could have generated this reaction," the vet shared.
Sanson took to Twitter to share the pictures which quickly went viral. At the time that she shared the post, the tweet received more than 72,000 retweets and 346,000 likes. Many dog lovers and owners have written to her offering their support and sharing stories of similar incidents.