OMAHA (KPTM)- An eight-year-old boy was bitten in the face by a dog Monday night near 43rd and Laurel.
Nebraska Humane Society officials said the dog was the victim's uncle, Jerome Haynie.
Haynie was ticketed for not having a dog license or vaccinations, which means the dog bite could give the boy rabies.
"I never thought that would happen to my baby," said the victims mother, Meisha Adams.
The dog is in ‘rabies quarantine' for ten days. Even if the dog clears, after the 10 days are up it will be put down.
"We don't like euthanizing dogs. In a situation like this, it becomes a public safety," said Mark Langan, with the Nebraska Humane Society.
Langan said the boy was alone with the dog in a room. "Dogs can be unpredictable, that's for sure. (But) that's compounded because kids seem to get down to the ground to dogs."
The dog is a 4-year-old pit bull/Weirmaraner mix. Langan said the owner bought the dog off of Craigslist. "The internet, you don't know the past history of the dog, you don't know the kind of conditions that the dog lived in," said Langan. "Kind of a dicey situation."
Adams said the whole experience has shaken her son. "From now on, he'll probably be terrified of dogs," said Adams.