Dont feel bad for the homeowner and dont let your emotions take control of the situation.Their is to many stupid people in the world with bad dogs and no responsiblity. At least a couple of times a year a child gets killed by a dog in central florida. Dog bites are serious business and nerve damage is worse. I cut the nerves under my big toe when I was 13 and to this day if I hit my foot in the right place I go down for a couple minutes with tears in my eyes. Protect yourself and family from any problems down the road. contact a good lawyer.