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Dog bites off boy's finger in Tampa

TAMPA, Fla. -- A Tampa boy is recovering in the hospital after a dog bit off his finger.

Fernando Brignoni was playing with his family's pet "Sassy" on Friday night when the dog snapped and bit off his pinky.

His father took the dog outside, shot it, and then cut the animal's stomach open to retrieve the finger.

Doctors were not able to re-attach Fernando's finger.

The boy is expected to go home Monday.