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Pit Bull Mauls 3-Year-Old Boy

heidiho
March 21st, 2005, 02:31 PM
HOUSTON -- A pit bull, who police said mauled a 3-year-old child, must be turned over to authorities, Local 2 reported Monday.


The attack happened at home on Alsace and Scott in southeast Houston at about 7 p.m., where the boy's family was visiting.

The boy's family took him to a fire station for help. From there, firefighters transported the child to Memorial Hermann Hospital.

Police were able to recover a part of the boy's cheek bitten off by the dog.

The child was listed in good condition.

Animal control issued the dog's owner, who is a friend of the boy's family, a ticket requiring the owner to turn the dogs over to authorities.