In Webster, Texas, a 25-year-old mother with a history of drug abuse says she woke up and found that her miniature eight-pound, dachshund had torn off her baby boy’s genitals. (The woman’s name is being withheld by the family, and she hasn’t been charged yet.)
However, the dog has never shown any aggressiveness and often slept nestled with the baby. However, the 25-year-old woman tested positive for cocaine and methadone the day after baby was mutilated.
Holden Gothia, who is now seven weeks old, was found on his mother’s bed covered in blood - he had a deep cut in his upper leg and his genitals were severed. According to his father, Camben Gothia, the baby may never walk and faces years of operations.
Police, child protective service officials, and the doctors who examined Holden told his dad that the injuries were not consistent with dog bites because the cuts were too neat. The only person who knows what really happened – Holden’s mother – has checked herself into a drug treatment program and is not talking to police or family members.
On a positive note, the father, who has not had any contact with Holden’s mother since the attack, says he is dedicated to the baby’s recovery and to making sure Holden is safe and happy for the rest of his life.