Sep 1, 2009 7:01 PM by Ken Heineck
A baby had all the toes of his left foot chewed off by a Pit Bull, according to the Onslow County, North Carolina Sheriff's Office.
Lawmen say the baby could lose his foot.
The mother said she never heard the baby cry out and only discovered the injury when she went to change the baby's diaper Monday morning.
Sheriff's deputies say the mother, Robie Lynn Jenkins, and her boyfriend, Tremayne Spillman, were taking care of the 12-week-old Pit Bull for a friend, after the friend was arrested Sunday night for possession of a firearm by a felon.
"Ms. Jenkins said she placed the 4-month-old victim on a foldout couch in the living room," reported the sheriff's office.
"Ms. Jenkins said she and her boyfriend slept in the living room on another couch.
She said her two other children were in the bedroom. As for the dog, he was unrestricted and could go throughout the house."
The mother told officials she never heard the baby cry out.
"Ms. Jenkins said she was taking medication and never heard the child cry out and only discovered the incident when she started changing the child's diaper," the sheriff's office reported.
Medical authorities indicated the child may also lose his left foot.
Both Jenkins and Spillman are facing felony child abuse charges.