3-year-old boy seriously injured after pit bull attacks | News
A 3-year-old Mountain Home boy was flown to Arkansas Children's Hospital in Little Rock after he was attacked by his family's pit bull.
According to a report from Baxter County Sheriff John Montgomery, the attack happened around 8 o'clock Thursday morning.
Amber J. Moody told investigators her son Ryland was attacked and bitten by the family's 9-month-old pit bull terrier in their front yard, Sheriff Montgomery reported. After the attack she and a friend drove the boy to the Baxter Regional Medical Center.
Sheriff Montgomery says the child suffered severe trauma and bite wounds to his face and head. He was airlifted to Arkansas Children's Hospital where he was rushed into surgery. No word on his condition at this time.
According to the sheriff's report, the family adopted the dog from the Humane Society on March 7. Although the Humane Society has a policy of not adopting pit bull terriers to families with young children, Sheriff Montgomery says:
"the adoption paperwork that was filled out and signed by Amber Moody indicated that she put ‘none’ in the section of the form asking about children. (All shots and vaccines were up to date at the time of the attack).
The Investigation is continuing.