He's doing a lot better, but the boy's mother says she doesn't want to take the chance the dog will attack another child. The dog's owners say their pet was provoked, and he was simply trying to defend himself.
She's glad her son, Trevor, is recovering so well from the dog attack. He even felt up to talking to us. "I was down on the ground and I had mud on my hands and blood on my hands," Trevor said.
"They were outside hitting the dog, hitting him with sticks. They were trying to get on top of his doghouse," Loflin said. But she still thinks the American Bulldog should pay for attacking her son.
"What other defense does a dog have?" said the dog's owner Tonya Rangel. She named her pet "Blue." She wishes Trevor the best, but she also wants the best for her dog.
Tonya Rangel keeps a picture of her eight-month-old pet on her cell phone. She says she's not afraid to let Blue back among her five young children; she just wants him back.
The Sikeston Code Enforcement officer says the dog is quarantined. Trey Hardy says they will now list Blue as a dangerous dog. Even though he doesn not have a history of previous attacks, his owners will have to take steps to make sure they keep Blue inside or on a leash and muzzle when he's outside.