"I could see the arm inside, and one of the puppies was trying to chew on it."
A four-year-old Oklahoma boy lost his arm after trying to pet one of his grandmother's puppies.
Axel Foster reached through the fence of the breeding pen in the back yard of the Tecumseh home on Friday night, when one of the pit bulls bit his arm and tore it off.
When first responders arrived they found the child with his grandmother in the front yard, with his entire right arm missing from the shoulder down. Police officers and firefighters immediately applied a tourniquet, and began looking for the limb in the hopes it could be saved.
"He was undergoing surgery to have his arm reattached to his body... again he's four years old."
"I don't know what he's going through. I never went through it. But he's only a child," she said. "What if he doesn't make it through?"
In a GoFundMe, Destiny lashed out at her ex-husband and his parents for allowing it to happen. Tecumseh PD and the Department of Human Services are now investigating whether Axel was being supervised at the time of the attack.
Chief Kidney said the grandparents could face neglect charges if it is determined Axel was unsupervised.
"What kind of Christmas is this child gonna have now? What kind of life, in general, is this child gonna have now?" he said. "It's supposed to be the happiest, joyous time of the year, and they've got this tragedy on their hands."
"To be over just an innocent type thing of wanting to pet some puppies, it's just devastating."