Kim Zolciak-Biermann revealed that it was the family’s own dog that viciously attacked her 5-year-old son, putting him in the hospital earlier this year.
Zolciak-Biermann’s son Kash was nearly blinded in the April 22 attack, which the “Don’t be Tardy” star detailed on social media without ever revealing whose dog harmed her child.
“Our dog Sinn is heavily, heavily trained. Kash is his favorite. It made absolutely no sense to any of us. This is nothing I ever thought I’d be dealing with in my life,” she told People.
.”My back was to the dogs and the boys. I hear Kash be loud, and then I hear barking. And then I hear Kash screaming, he’s crying very loud. At that point I think he’s scared, but then I realize Sinn bit Kash,” Kroy Biermann detailed to People. “He’s dripping blood everywhere on his shirt. He pulls his hands down and there’s multiple lacerations, I can’t see his eye. I knew it was a very dire emergency.”
Television personality Kim Zolciak opened up about keeping the dog that almost made her son go blind.
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A trainer for Sinn immediately removed the dog from the family home as Kim and Kroy have six children and four other rescue dogs.
But ultimately after the harrowing event and after their son returned home safely, they decided to keep their beloved pet.
“I hated Sinn. I genuinely felt a deep rage for what he had done to my son. Sinn was always a good dog, extremely obedient and protective and not at all aggressive. He’s hyper-active and hyper-sensitive but wants to work and loves to be commanded. I love my dog, and nothing like this had ever happened to me before. But it’s my son. I don’t love anything more than my flesh and blood,” Kroy told the mag.
However, despite the attack Kroy, an NFL linebacker, said that Sinn and Kash always had a strong bond and what made them change their mind was that it was a bite — not an attack.
“It was not an attack — he nipped at Kash’s face in an attempt to communicate with Kash. Not that that is an excuse. But he took off running,” Zolciak-Biermann explained. “It wasn’t as if he was attacking. Sinn knew he had done wrong.”
After several surgeries and seven months, the 5-year-old is almost 95% healed, according to the family.
The dog-loving family also brought home a pit bull a few months after the accident.
The couple, who married in 2011, said if Kash ever decided he no longer wanted Sinn around, they would of course oblige.
They also made significant changes like keeping the dog locked in a crate that only the two of them have the key for. Sinn also can only roam free in a fenced-in dog run built in the yard.