A man has been placed into a medically induced coma after his penis and testicles were bitten off by his pet Bulldog.
The dog latched on at approximately 2.30pm on Sunday 7th October at his flat in East Lothian, Scotland.
The man suffered a serious injury to his groin area and was found by ambulance crews unconscious in a pool of blood,
He was rushed to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary where he has been placed into a medically induced coma to ensure he remains claim and stable.
In the shocking incident, it is believed the man has lost both of his testicles and penis as reported in the Daily Mirror.
Police Scotland have confirmed they have launched an investigation after the man suffered serious injuries which they believed was caused by his pet Bulldog.
“Emergency services were called to a property in the High Street area at around 2.30pm.
“A 22-year-old man was taken to the Edinburgh Royal Infirmary by the Scottish Ambulance Service, and later transferred to the Western General Hospital where he remains receiving treatment.
“Inquiries into the full circumstances are ongoing.”
The dog involved within the Incident a Bulldog is not classed as a dangerous dog but has been held in a secure facility until it can be assessed.
What is a Dangerous dog?
It is against the law to let a dog be dangerously out of control anywhere within the UK. A court would decide if the dog is dangerously out of control.
This includes in a public place and a private place such as your house or garden, this applies to all dogs and not just those that have been banned.
If your dog is out of control it is considered to be a dangerous dog if it injuries or makes someone fear they could be injured.
It can also be considered dangerously out of control if the dog attacks another animal, the owner of the animal thinks they could be injured if they feared they could be injured if they attempted to stop your dog attacking their animal.
In the UK a farmer is legally able to shoot and kill a dog if it is harming or feared it could harm livestock on the farm.
Which dogs are banned in the UK?
In the UK it is against the law to own a number of types of dogs these are: