Amaruq,yes it's almost always the parents fault,little kids should never be left alone with any dog.The little guy probably grabbed Bandits head to kiss him and Bandit freaked..
I am very sorry for the little boy,probably scarred for life...but Bandit should not recieve a Death-sentence.
He was lucky to end up in a Toronto shelter where they cared enough not to kill him right away.
We will find out tomorrow what happens.
"The cruelest animal is the Human animal"
3 kitties,Rocky(r.i.p my boy),Chico,Vinnie