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Boy Bitten by Pit Bull: Police



    Boy Bitten by Pit Bull: Police
    The child was bitten by a pit bull, the same breed as seen in this file photo.

    A young boy is recovering in a local hospital after he was bitten by the family’s pit bull, according to the Fort Worth Police Department.

    Police and EMS were called to a home in the 800 block of W. Felix Street just before 5:30 p.m. Saturday where a 5-year-old boy was bitten in the face, Fort Worth police sergeant Pedro Criado Said. 

    The boy, whose name was not released, is expected to survive the bite.  It was unclear what the child was doing when the dog bit him.

    As is typically the case in situations like this, Fort Worth Animal Control will put the dog under quarantine, Criado said.  It was unclear if the dog would get to stay at the home, or if animal control will temporarily take custody of the pet.  In some instances of quarantine after dog bites, the animal is allowed to stay in its own home, but cannot be taken on walks or be allowed around other people.

    Medstar, who transported the child to the hospital, did not release any additional information.