A 2-year-old boy is in the hospital after a vicious dog attack on November 9, according to The Daytona Beach News-Journal. Paramedics rushed the boy to a hospital in Orlando. The dog who attacked the boy was reported to be a pit-bull mix. The attack occurred in Port Orange on Leslie Drive, according to reports. The boy was with his parents visiting friends in the area.
Police seized and quarantined the canine at the Halifax Humane society. The boy is currently in stable condition, and the attack is under investigation.
According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, over 3.7 million dog bites occur in the United States each year. 73% of the attacks involve children. Rottweilers and pit bulls are associated with over half of the attacks that result in a fatality.
Have you or a loved one been the victim of a dog attack in Florida?
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