7-year-old attacked by pit bull

7-year-old attacked by pit bull

7-year-old attacked by pit bull

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by BERNADETTE JAY / WCNC.com

WCNC.com

Posted on May 12, 2012 at 6:30 PM

Updated Sunday, Oct 27 at 4:19 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – A seven-year-old is recovering after being attacked by a pit bull.

The incident happened on Thursday on Mellwood Drive. According to the mother, Annette Albright, her seven-year-old was playing at the neighbor’s home.  Albright says the pit bull was instructed by another child to attack her son.

“His eye was torn open, I saw blood coming out of his legs,” said Albright. “My first thought was that he’d been hit by a car.”

Albright says the children were playing "cops" when the dog was instructed to attack. The dog bit the seven-year-old on the left side of his face, according to the mother.  

According to Albright, the dog stopped attacking when her other son and a neighbor pulled the dog away.

 “It was later on at the hospital that I realized that they put their lives in danger to fight a pit bull,” said Albright.

The dog is being held at animal control.
 

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