Dog Euthanized After Attack on 5-Year-Old Boy in Dallas

Dog's owner arrested, charged with a felony after animal causes serious injury to young child

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A mother Friday said her 5-year-old boy was recovering after being attacked by a dog in North Dallas moments after he got off a school bus Thursday.

The attack happened shortly after 3 p.m. Thursday in an apartment complex on Timberglen Road near the President George Bush Turnpike and Frankford Road. Dallas police said the dog got out of an apartment and bit the little boy, leaving him with serious injuries.

Neighbors at the Overlook Ranch Apartments were quick to jump in and help.

"There was a lady and a guy, and God bless them because if the kid survives, it's because of them," said neighbor Cristian Cortes.

Police said the boy is stable but has serious injuries.

On Friday, Dallas councilmember Cara Mendelsohn, who represents areas of Far North Dallas that includes the apartment complex in Denton County, said the mother told her that her son got out of surgery early Friday morning.

Mendelsohn quoted the mother on her Twitter feed Friday saying about the child "he is a fighter and he is fighting to get better."

Daneka Black, 31, was arrested and is facing a felony charge of attack by a dangerous dog resulting in serious bodily injury.

Black was being held on a $25,000 bond.

Dallas Animal Services on Friday confirmed the dog connected to the attack had been euthanized.

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