Little John Bruno was playing with his pet dog in the snow when the animal grabbed his scarf and accidentally choked him.
A FIVE-YEAR-OLD boy has been strangled to death by his family dog who tugged on his scarf until he passed out.
Tragic John Bruno was playing outside in the snow with his pet dog – a hound mix – when the animal began pulling at his scarf.
The little lad’s mum, who was inside the house in Warrington, Pennsylvania, when the horror accident took place, came out and saw her son face down in the snow while the dog kept pulling at the scarf.
His mother quickly pulled the dog away and brought Bruno inside but he was already unconscious.
The five-year-old was taken to hospital but died on Saturday.
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The Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s Office said that Bruno had died from ligature strangulation and ruled the death as accidental, Philly.com reported.
A family friend Amy Ploss Herbert paid tribute to little Bruno on a GoFundMe page she set up to raise money for funeral expenses.
“John Bruno was a vibrant 5 year old boy,” she wrote on the page. “His smile and boundless energy was electric. He loved Ninja Turtles, Pokemon, Superheroes and being silly.
“Above all else John loved his mom, dad, and big sister.”
She added: “John’s life was tragically cut short. On March 18, 2017, he was called from God to become an angel in heaven. He is loved by so many and will be missed tremendously.”
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