A Four Corners toddler, attacked by a dog at his day care, is back home recovering from serious bite wounds.
R.J. sanders probably doesn't know how bad his injuries are.
"We've got over a 150 stiches, in his face and his eye, on top of his head, in the back of his head, and on his ear," C.J. Sanders, R.J's father, said.
Tuesday afternoon, R.J.'s parents got a call they hoped they'd never receive.
"All I got was the call saying that he had been attacked by a dog," Sanders said.
The 2-year-old was at his day care, Kids Country, at the time.
"I didn't know exactly what the extent of it was, so my thing is get over there, get him and get him to the hospital," R.J.'s mother, Cassie Sanders said.
The Sanders said the incident happened in the yard of Kids Country during recess.
They said R.J. was playing with a toy close to the dog when he dropped it.
When he went to pick it up, the dog got startled and that's when he was attacked R.J.
"I was afraid I was going to lose my baby," C.J. Sanders said.
"The only feelings I have right now are to take care of my son and get him the treatment he needs," Cassie Sanders said.
The San Juan County Sheriff's Office confiscated the dog, an Alaskan Akita, and said no charges will be filed against Kids Country.
The owner of Kids Country asked that the dog be put down after the required 10-day quarintine.
The Children Youth and Family Division said day care centers are allowed to have pets on the property, as long as they're provided with proper vaccination records.
It's investigating to see if the proper people were informed about the dog.