Thursday, January 04, 2007
Update on the infant toe debacle
An update: Yesterday, the parents of the infant whose toes were gnawed off by a family pet pleaded guilty to 'child desertion'. They will be giving up their pets (both the ferret and the pit bull, since it is unclear which pet did the gnawing) for adoption, and received six month jail sentences, suspended to 48 days, so they will be leaving jail soon. A relative currently is caring for the infant, and permanent custody is still to be determined. The judge noted that the parents' "punishment will be ongoing every time you look at your baby's feet."