4 Dogs Removed From Home, Quarantined

SCOTT TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — A 5-year-old Scott Township boy was injured Friday while he and his mother were visiting a friend’s home.

Cameron Batzel suffered dog bites, cuts and lacerations over his face, back, arms and chest in the dog attack.

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His mother, Amber Lynn Bayer, said it happened soon after lunch, as Cameron was playing with one of her friend’s five pit bulls.

Bayer told KDKA-TV News: “My son let out a playful scream, and one dog took it seriously and started attacking him. Then, all the dogs jumped on him and me as I was trying to shield him from further injury.”

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Cameron is now hospitalized at UPMC Children’s Hospital.

A South Hills Animal Control Officer removed four dogs from the home where the incident took place.

They were taken to a municipal kennel in Upper St. Clair for the next 10 days.

“I had to throw my body on my son because I felt if I wouldn’t have they would have eaten him,” a trembling Bayer said.

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