YORK, S.C. --An 8-year-old boy is expected to be OK after being attacked by a dog on Friday.

According the York Police Department, a boy suffered several bites and scratches to his arms, legs, chest and back while playing with a Chow dog on Friday.

A witness told police the boy was playing with the dog when it became aggressive and pounced on him. The child began screaming and a neighbor heard the noise and came over to help.

The neighbor struck the dog with a bat and was able to help the child escape, according to the police report. The victim was taken to Piedmont Medical Center where he was treated for his injuries.

This is the second dog attack in the York County area in the last two months. In May, 11-year-old Kenny Allen was mauled by a pit bull when he went to his neighbor's house to borrow a kitchen utensil.

The Chow dog was taken from the owner and placed in the custody of the York County Animal Control.
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