Saturday, October 16, 2010

Young Boy Attacked By Pit Bull In Pittsburgh


A young boy was bitten by a pit bull Saturday evening in Pittsburgh's Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood.
County dispatchers said the 4-year-old boy was in a playground near the intersection of Marshall Avenue and Atmore Street when he was bitten by the dog.
The child was taken to Children's Hospital for treatment.
Police at the scene said the boy appeared to have suffered an arm injury.
There was no word on the child's condition.

Update October 16, 2010 8:28pm - The following article is from WPXI:

2 Dogs Attack Marshall-Shadeland Child

A Marshall-Shadeland boy was rushed to the hospital Saturday night after a dog attack.
Police said two pit-bulls attacked 4-year-old Kiante Clark, leaving him seriously injured.
"Kiante's whole underam is gone...he has a hole right here in the side, the back of his leg are bit up to his private part, on the side of his head is bit up," said Tawana Clark, Kiante's mother.
Some good samaritans helped save Clark from the attack.
Animal Control Officers quarantined the dogs for 10 days.


Update October 18, 2010 6:51pm - The following article isfrom WTAE:

Mother: Pit Bulls Cornered, Attacked Son At Playground

4-Year-Old Boy Bitten In Marshall-Shadeland Neighborhood

A mother said two pit bulls cornered and attacked her 4-year-old son at a playground in Pittsburgh's Marshall-Shadeland neighborhood, leaving the boy with bites on his arms and legs.
Tawana Clark told Channel 4 Action News' Keith Jones that the dogs, who entered the playground through a hole in a fence, were relentless in their attack of her son, Kiante.
Clark said Kiante suffered major bites on his arm and underarm.
"I'm afraid that it won't heal to the point that once he becomes a teen or a man, that there won't be hair there. That's how bad the tear is. You can see my baby's whole bone," said Clark.
She said he son also suffered bites on the back of both legs.
Family members, including Kiante's grandmother,Terry Green, gathered Monday as the boy was released from Children's Hospital.
"I just talked to my grandson, and he just told me how these dogs just chewed him up. What person is that careless to have a dog to just chew a kid up?" said Green.
Green said the owner of the dogs has not apologized, and her family plans to sue for medical costs.
"We're not trying to fight. We're not trying to hurt nobody. All we want is to stand up and we want peace with these dogs. Why can't kids play in this playground?" asked Green.
Animal Control officials said the dogs are being held by the Animal Rescue League until Tuesday and their owner will be issued citations.


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