21-year-old Chloe Wisniewski bought a 3-month-old pit bull mix puppy from Facebook after she went to take a “quick shower” but came out when she heard her baby screaming.
Florida Mother Charged With Child Neglect
Florida mother identified as Chloe Wisniewski from Port Charlotte is currently behind bars after her baby girl lost multiple fingers after being mauled by a dog inside their home earlier this year, authorities said.
The Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office shows the Florida mother’s online jail records when she was arrested on June 16 and charged with child neglect.
Wisniewski’s arrest came almost four months after the February 14 dog attack, in which she allegedly left her baby in a bassinet in the same room where she also kept her 3-month-old mix pit bull puppy that she had recently bought off Facebook, according to an affidavit cited by Fox 4 News.
Wisniewski went to take a shower but suddenly heard screaming, the affidavit states.
Wisniewski also told the investigators that when she came out of the bathroom, she saw her puppy Apollo allegedly “chewing” on the infant’s hand inside the bassinet.
The Law & Crime reported that the Florida mother called 911 after removing the dog from the baby and wrapping the infant’s hand in a cloth, the affidavit states.
Wisniewski was living in a garage at the home that had been converted into a bedroom and said she was feeling sick before she allegedly left the baby alone in a room with Apollo, the pit bull mix.