Mom of boy bitten by dog to file charges against owner


BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. - A Brevard County mom said she is filing charges Monday against the owner of a dog she said bit off part of her son's lip.

"I don't want my son walking out and saying, 'It's that dog across the street, mommy,' and being afraid. So I want the dog put down," said the boy's mother, Joanne Ida.

Joanne Ida said her son, Nicholas Ida, 6, is recovering at his Indian Harbour Beach home with eight stitches after he was bitten by a 10-year-old Labrador mix Sunday night.

His mother said Nicholas did nothing wrong, and she wants the owners to be held responsible.