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.