A 6-year-old boy was attacked by a pit bull in Houston and the injuries were so severe that it required over 200 stitches to repair. The boy was playing with the dog at his mother’s home. The dog bite attack happened on Saturday evening.
Harris County Animal Control officials went to the residence after deputies responded to the call but did not take the dog into custody because it is not a stray, Wolfe said.
The dog belong’s to a male roommate of the mother’s boyfriend, Wolfe said. Because the man was not charged with any crime, Wolfe declined to release the dog owner’s name.
The mother’s account of the incident correlated with the father’s, according to sheriff’s reports.
The injuries were around the boy’s eyes but his eyeballs were not damaged. He is recovering at a local hospital and is in good condition.