Reed said the boy had several lacerations “in the head and neck area.” A Mercy Hospital spokesperson said Tuesday that privacy regulations prevented her from disclosing the boy’s status there. Reed said his office was told the boy is expected to recover from his wounds.
The boy’s parents showed a deputy where the child had been playing when the dogs attacked. The two dogs dragged the boy about 100 yards before the parents could get the child away from the dogs,
Reed said. Both dogs had been acquired recently by the family; both dogs were killed after the incident, he said. The Ozark County Health Department sent the dogs’ heads to the state laboratory for testing.
Reed said his office’s investigation into the matter continues.