Speaking to the press on Wednesday, May 19th, 2021, Deacon said that as they were playing, he suddenly looked around, and there were two menacing dogs coming towards them.
On seeing the dogs, Deacon’s siblings ran into the house. Deacon, on the other hand, decided to face the dogs and hold them off to buy time for his siblings to get to safety. Unfortunately, the dogs attacked Deacon.
One of the dogs clamped his mouth on Deacon’s left calf. All this time, Deacon was screaming “Bad dog! Bad dog!” while hitting the canine until it finally let him go.
The attack left Deacon’s leg with multiple puncture wounds. Blood was gushing out of the wounds, and Deacon’s Mother, Elisabeth Ashmore, reported seeing bare bone on Deacon’s leg. She quickly grabbed some bath towels and wrapped Deacon’s leg, but the towels got drenched immediately.
Surprisingly, Deacon’s mother did not call animal control, or even the police, following the attack. She says that in the area they live in, police only respond to cases where someone has been shot, so she didn’t bother notifying them. Instead, she opted to rush Deacon to hospital to have his injuries treated. Fortunately, Deacon had not suffered any broken bones.
At the hospital, Deacon went into surgery immediately, where plastic surgeons got to work repairing the injured muscle, ligaments, and tendons. Deacon also received a rabies and tetanus shot. He remained at the hospital through the night, and was released the following day.