A little boy has been left unable to smile after his pet dog ripped off his cheek while they watched a Disney film in bed.
Brantley Manion, five, was pounced on by Marley, a Mountain Cur English pointer cross, on January 8.
Mom Amanda Dally, of Wentzville, Missouri, said she and her husband Christopher, 34, heard screams coming from his bedroom.
She said: “We ran in there and we had to take Marley off him. She wouldn’t stop, it was really vicious.
“She was on top of Brantley and we couldn’t see him. Christopher pulled her off and Brantley was laying there holding his face...