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Boy Attacked by Family Dog

Courtesy:  Drexel Heights Fire Courtesy: Drexel Heights Fire

by J.D. Wallace, KOLD News 13 Reporter

About 3:30 p.m. Tuesday afternoon, Drexel Heights Fire District got the call for a boy attacked by a dog.  The district spokeswoman said that the seven year old was playing on a trampoline at the home and that the family dog, a pit bull named Scarface according to its papers at Pima Animal Care, was also outside.   The fire district spokeswoman said that the boy's stepmother was inside, heard the boy, and came outside to find the dog attacking him.  Drexel Heights paramedics had the boy airlifted to University Medical Center.

A relative said that the dog was attacking two other dogs in the yard when it turned on the boy.

The pit bull will be euthanized and its head removed for a rabies check.

No charges have been filed but the Pima County Sheriff's Office will investigate.

The boy was in serious but stable condition with wounds on his leg from the thigh to the knee and he is expected to recover.

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