Boy Hospitalized After Shielding Girl From Attacking Dog

HANOVER TWP. (KDKA) — A young boy has been hospitalized after saving another child from an attacking dog.

The incident took place late Friday afternoon at a mobile home park along State Route 168 in Hanover Township.

State police tell KDKA a boy was attempting to shield a girl from a pit bull that had broken loose when he was injured by the animal.

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The boy was flown to Children’s Hospital in unknown condition.

Investigators say the children are not related, and that the dog was taken to be quarantined in Lawrence County.

The incident is under investigation by State Dog Warden Jennifer George.

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  1. Oh look another pit bull whose owner claims he is gentle as a snowflake.

  2. The dogs of mayhem and death have struck a child once again. I am saddened buy not at all surprised.

  3. Suizou says:

    They need to stop using the word “dog”… Dogs are Man’s Best Friend… these are PIT BULL ATTACKS.

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