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January 7, 2014
Star News


Andre' Williams, STAR Writer

A three-year-old boy is lucky to be alive after he was attacked last week by a pit bull while at his home in Parry Town, Ocho Rios, St Ann, THE STAR understands.

Information reaching our news desk is that a relative assisted the child's parent in rescuing the infant, whose head was reportedly removed from the dog's mouth.

The infant sustained injuries and has since been recovering in hospital following the incident, which occurred last Thursday evening.

Our news team understands the child was attacked outside the house in view of adults who were allegedly close by in a kitchen.


THE STAR gathered that other relatives of the child who witnessed the vicious attack were badly shaken up.

Our news team was informed that the animal was later put to death by its owner, however, that has not been confirmed.

Meanwhile, the police are warning members of the public to be wary of purchasing pit bulls as pets, and to also approach premises where they are with extreme caution. The police added that though the purchase of the dogs is not illegal, if done with the necessary permits, the public is to refrain from buying these dogs. They said when the dogs are purchased, owners are being reminded that they have a responsibility to keep the animals properly secured, so as to prevent them getting into people's yards or into public spaces, where the likelihood of them attacking persons is great. Members of the public are also being advised not to taunt these dogs, and to avoid them whenever possible.

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