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A five-year-old boy was severly bitten by a pit bull on Tuesday and needed more than 250 stitches to repair the damage. The dog bite attack happened at the neighbor’s home in Polk County.

“He has multiple bites to the head and various different punctures through the lower region of his body,” Barker said. “He’s also bit through his arms and his legs. He’s in good condition right now. He is doing well–he’s one strong little kid.”

Animal control investigators aren’t sure why the dog attacked, but say it is now in quarantine and will eventually be put down.

The child had a three-inch long bite on his scalp and bites to his arms, legs, and face. He is being treated at St. Joseph’s Hospital.

For more information on this subject, please refer to our section on Property Owners’ Liability.

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