December 17, 2012

Dog mauls boy, mother in Livermore Falls

The pit bull-wolf hybrid mix has been euthanized.

The Associated Press

LIVERMORE FALLS — A 1-year-old boy is hospitalized with severe facial injuries and his mother is also recovering from injuries after authorities in Livermore Falls say they were attacked over the weekend by the family's dog.

The Lewiston Sun Journal reports the town's animal control officer ordered the dog, a pit bull-wolf hybrid mix, quarantined in a room at family's home on Friday. But on Saturday, police Lt. Thomas Gould said the dog was able to grab the child by the head and maul the boy. When his parents rushed to his aid, the boy's mother was also attacked by the animal.

The child was rushed to Franklin Memorial Hospital in Farmington, where he underwent surgery on Sunday for facial injuries. The boy's mother was treated for injuries to her arm.

The dog was euthanized.

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