A FOUR-YEAR-OLD boy’s face was torn open in a terrifying dog attack outside his front door.
Anton Scanlon was left with a 7cm gash in his cheek by the American pit bull-type beast.
His mum Amy, 25, dragged the animal off her son in scenes she described as being like from a “horror film”.
She told Wales Online: “If I wasn’t there Anton would have died.
“I was holding him and I was having a panic attack. I could hardly speak. When I phoned the ambulance I was hysterical.
“I have never seen a dog attack a person like that.
“I felt like I was in a horror film. I felt broken.”
Mark Evans, 43, Amy’s neighbour in Cardiff, was sentenced to six month in prison in June 2016 after pleading guilty to being the owner of a dog which was dangerously out of control.
The judge ordered the dog called Rocky to be destroyed and Evans was banned from keeping dogs indefinitely.
Now five, Anton has been left with a scar on his cheek and suffered with nightmares after the traumatising experience in April 2016.
Amy told how she had never seen Rocky with a lead on prompting her dad Paul Scanlon to call for a change in the law.
He wants to see it illegal to let dogs off a lead in public.
Heartbreaking footage shows the black canine – believed to be a stray – sitting by the side of his motionless friend that was fatally struck by a truck.
The hit-and-run accident reportedly happened in the city of Bernal, Buenos Aires.
According to witnesses, a black car stopped on a busy road before an unidentified driver got out, placed a plastic bag with the dead dog’s body inside on the ground and then sped off.