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Toddler critical after dog attack

Published on 18/07/2007

18 July 2007

BRUSSELS – A 19-month-old child was attacked by a dog in the Limburg town of Wellen yesterday evening. The boy was bitten in the face and was brought to the Virga Jesse hospital in Hasselt in critical condition. The dog was a cross between a rottweiler and a mastiff.

The child’s grandparents witnessed the attack, which occurred while the boy was playing with his 3-year-old brother. Another dog, a poodle, was also in the room. The rottweiler-mastiff mix attacked the boy head on when he went to pick up the poodle. The child was bitten repeatedly on the face and upper body. It was a vicious attack, resulting in serious bite wounds on the face and neck. The grandparents managed to pull the dog off of the child.

Local police from the Borgloon district came to the scene. A veterinarian administered a lethal injection to the aggressive dog.

[Copyright Expatica News 2007]

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