ALSIP, COOK COUNTY IL - A 10-YEAR-OLD BOY WENT TO KNOCK AT A FRIEND'S DOOR WHEN THEIR PIT BULL LUNGED OUT AT HIM BITING HIS HEAD
As a 10-year-old boy recovers from bite wounds to his head, Cook County officials will decide if the PIT BULL that allegedly attacked him will be euthanized.
Matthew Dancho went to the home of a family friend in the 5000 block of West 119th Street in Alsip on April 8. Opening the screen door to knock on the main frame door, when Ryder, A MALE PIT BULL, lunged at the boy.
According to the Chicago Tribune, Matthew was mauled and bitten, requiring him to be hospitalized three days. The boy received 50 staples and stitches to close the bite wounds to his head.
Matthew’s screams brought his father and two others to fend off the brown and white pit bull from attacking the boy further before Alsip police arrived, the Tribune said.
At the request of Alsip Police asked Cook County’s Animal Control Administrator to investigate Ryder’s case. The animal control administrator’s determined that Ryder “did attack without justification and caused serious physical injury to the victim,” the paper reported.