Boy recovering from dog bites as dog remains on the loose

Published: Oct. 18, 2017 at 10:51 AM CDT
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A 13-year-old boy is recovering from dog bites while authorities look for the animal responsible.

The attack happened in the 3200 block of S. 32nd Street around 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 15.

According to a police report, the victim was walking with a friend when they were initially approached by a friendly Labrador Retriever and then by a pit bull that charged the boys.

The report says the bite victim tried to jump onto the back of a truck but the pit bull bit the boy's leg, pulled him to the ground, then bit the other leg. The Lab then charged the pit bull.

This happened in front of the home of a witness on South 32nd who went to the boy's aid, brought him into her home and contacted his mother who showed up and took him to the hospital for treatment.

The boy's mother told police her son suffered a deep puncture to his right calf and a scratch/bite mark on his left calf.

The Humane Society was called to the hospital and filed a report. The police account of the incident says that according to the Humane Society another person had been bitten by the same pit bull.

The Lab was located and returned to its owner.

Investigators are not sure who owns the pit bull. It was described in the police report as being tan with a white chest but it had no tags. That dog remained at large at the time the police report was filed and the victim's mother told 6 News that the dog remained unaccounted for on Wednesday.