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Dad shoots family dog, cuts open stomach to retrieve son's finger Published: April 2, 2013

TAMPA -- An 11-year-old boy is recovering at Tampa General Hospital, with his arm covered in bandages, reports Bay News9.

His father, Luis Brignoni, says he learned just how far he'd go to help his child Friday when the family dog, Sassy, bit off his son's pinky and swallowed it.

Luis says when it happened he called 911, and while help was on the way he shot and killed Sassy, then cut open her stomach to get the finger out.

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