The 39-year-old Trumann, Ark. man, who is paralyzed from the waist down, had recently adopted the “small, white, fluffy” stray dog in hopes of having a loving companion, reports KAIT8.com. The man said the newly-adopted animal bit off one of his testicles while he was sleeping naked around 7:45 a.m. on Monday.
The man, who has not been identified, was taken to St. Bernard’s Regional Hospital for treatment to his injuries.
The dog, however, was euthanized and had the remains tested for rabies by a local veterinarian.
There is no word as to whether the dog tested positive for the disease. The man’s condition is not not known.