TikTok Mom Keeps Dog After It Allegedly Attacks Her Toddler And Asks For Funds To Fix Daughter’s Scar

A mom on TikTok is facing backlash for keeping the family dog that bit her toddler's face. @klara_tsetkin revealed that her daughter's face did not get sewn "tightly" due to possible infection from the alleged attack three years ago, and she's now requesting funds to fix it.

By Nicole Dominique2 min read
Dog attacks toddler

A mom on TikTok is facing backlash on the platform for revealing that she decided to keep her family dog after it bit her daughter in the face. "After 10 days of reflection, we came to the conclusion that we all made mistakes in this life ..." the text says on a clip of her daughter with stitches on her face. "and forgave our boy..." she continued, referring to her dog.

A TikToker named Jess wrote in the comment section: "Caption says 'family first' Put your kids FIRST before anything or anyone else. Period."

"So what happens if pup does it again randomly??? I’m curious," adds a woman named Whitney.

@klara_tsetkin, who previously went under the username @mia.dream.usa, made several follow-up videos after receiving backlash from the viewers who condemned her decision to keep the animal. Though she claims that her dog bit her child, she says her dog "never attacked" her daughter, and alleges that it acted in self-defense. "He was very sick!" she states. "And tries to hide under the bed.. his hind legs gave out and he couldn't crawl away.."

@klara_tsetkin continues, "[Our] 3 year old daughter did not understand that the dog needs to rest today and not touch him .. she began to touch him even more, sit on him and climb into his face and hurt him .."

However, some users remain skeptical of her story, with one asking, "And you just watched her do all that 🤨🤨🤨🤨?"

According to the mom, her daughter – now five-and-a-half – has a noticeable scar on her cheek years later because she did not receive "tight stitches" after getting bit due to "a possible infection." She now requests funds for possible "scar resurfacing" so her daughter can "keep her beautiful, girlish face."

While some people may believe users are "overreacting" to the mom's decision to keep her pet, it's worth noting that dogs that bite once are likely to do it again, with the second attack being more vicious than the first. 4.5 million kids in the U.S. are bitten by dogs each year. These attacks can be vicious, often requiring reconstructive surgery. 30,000 procedures were performed on bite victims in 2009 alone, and young children are more likely to be injured by dog attacks.

Evie Magazine has contacted @klara_tsetkin for comment, but she has declined to respond.

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