Mother: boy’s life was saved by mauling dogs’ owner

Mother: boy’s life was saved by mauling dogs’ owner. (WPEC)

The mother of a West Palm Beach boy mauled by two dogs Christmas morning is actually thanking the dogs’ owner for saving her son’s life.

“He had a Christmas angel watching over him because it could have been worse,” Mariesol Ramirez said.

Ramirez says her 11-year-old son Romeo Brown jumped a neighbor’s fence to play with a puppy and let another dog out of a kennel.

It happened early Christmas morning while the Roosevelt Middle school student spent the holiday at his grandparent’s home in South Bay.

“The dog owner heard his dogs barking and he heard them and he stopped the dogs and got him,” Romeo’s mother said.

Ramirez says at least two dogs attacked her son, leaving him with nearly two dozen bite wounds and more than 100 stitches. But now this mother is crediting the dogs’ owner with saving her little boy’s life.

“I don’t blame them. They do as much as they can for their dogs and my son knows better to mess with the dogs,” she said. “He heard his dogs barking, he got up he saved my baby, he saved my baby.”

A man who said he was the owner of the dogs declined to comment.

Romeo is expected to be released for the hospital Wednesday and will have a long road ahead.

The incident remains under investigation by Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control.

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