A heroic 10-year-old boy was rushed to hospital after being bitten by a dog while protecting his young brother.
Caio Lewis was playing with his two-year-old brother Jac in his father’s front garden in Cross Hands, Carmarthenshire, on Saturday evening, when a French bulldog ran into the yard.
Quickly realising how much danger his brother was in, Caoi leapt to Jac’s defence, pushing the dog aside and allowing the toddler to run to safety.
‘The boys were playing at their dad’s house when the dog ran straight for Jac,’ said Caio’s mum Lara Poyer, who lives in Llanelli.
‘Caio noticed the dog running straight for Jac and he went straight over and pushed him out of the way. As Jac ran back towards the house the dog bit Caio on his thigh.’
Lara took Caio to Prince Philip Hospital in Llanelli and after a wait of several hours he was treated with a dressing over the cut and given a six-day course of antibiotics.
He is now on the mend and is grateful that his little brother was not bitten, as his injuries could have been much more serious given his much smaller size.
‘He’s a bit sore but he’s doing well,’ said Lara. ‘We’re very proud of him – he showed a lot of sense and bravery to jump in front of Jac.