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Bank fund opened in name of toddler bitten by dog

By Staff | Dec 24, 2009

A bank account has been opened in the name of a Cape Coral toddler who was fatality bitten Tuesday morning by one of his family’s two dogs.
An account for Liam Perk has been set up at Fifth Third Bank, according to a bank employee. Those who wish to donate to the fund can drop by any branch of Fifth Third Bank and have their donation deposited into the account.
Liam, 2, was severly bitten in the neck area by his family’s 8-year-old male Weimaraner. Officials were uncertain Tuesday about what occurred before the attack, but it appeared there was no direct provocation from the child.
“We don’t know anything for sure, but it appears the child walked by the dog and for whatever reason the dog was startled,” Connie Barron, spokeswoman for the Cape Coral Police Department, said. “Something apparently, obviously, startled the dog when the child walked by and the dog immediately
snapped at the child and bit him in the neck area.”
The dog was euthanized Wednesday after the family surrendered custody of him to Lee County Animal Services, officials reported. A female Weimaraner, also removed from the home after the attack, posed no danger and was returned to the family.