A Pit Bull-mix named Stitches, got off to a very bad start with his new owner when he ripped off part of the man’s genitals on Saturday, according to the Albuquerque Police Department.
The 35-year-old man—whose identity was understandably withheld--was rushed to hospital suffering from "partial detachment of the genitals," according to the medical staff, and "severe lacerations."
The New Mexico man was attempting to rescue his eight-year-old girl when the 90-pound Pit Bull-mix bit her face. Stitches reportedly then turned his attention to the father and clamped his teeth into his groin, police report.
The family had inherited the property and Stitches from the man's recently deceased grandfather and moved to the house only three days before the attack, NewsSky.com states.
Albuquerque Police Department spokesman Simon Drobik said: "When we got on the scene the man was bleeding severely and holding his groin.
"It was really bad," he added.
The daughter had puncture wounds in her cheek but was treated at the scene, according to NewsSky.com.
Animal Control officials took Stitches into custody and removed him from the property.