Thursday, July 9, 2015
TE PUKE, BAY OF PLENTY NZ - A FAMILY'S PIT BULL/BULLMASTIFF CROSS ATTACKED THEIR 3-YEAR-OLD BOY IN THE FACE
A toddler remains hospitalized with facial injuries after being bitten by a dog at a family home. The 3-year-old boy was bitten on the face about 1pm Monday at an address on the fringe of Te Puke.
Mount Maunganui St. John were called to the incident and the boy was taken to Tauranga Hospital. A Waikato District Health Board says the boy is in stable condition in a ward.
Bay of Plenty Police Communications Manager Kim Perks confirmed Police are investigating, but the case is still in its infancy. Kim says the boy was bitten by a PIT BULL/MASTIFF CROSS dog that belonged to the family.
Western Bay of Plenty District Council Communications manager Frank Begley told Sun Live Council's Animal Services staff seized a male dog believed to be about 9-years-old following the incident. The dog is not registered in the Western Bay. Its owner is thought to be from the Waikato area. Further information is expected to be released by police later this week.