GRPD: Dog attacks 11-year-old

GRPD on the scene where a dog attacked a boy. (Aug. 17, 2014)
GRPD on the scene where a dog attacked a boy. (Aug. 17, 2014)

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — An 11-year-old boy was hospitalized after being bitten by a pit bull in Grand Rapids Sunday afternoon, police say.

The boy was walking down Rena Street SW near S. Division Avenue when he was attacked by a dog, according to the Grand Rapids Police Department. Police said the dog broke the chain holding it to the porch of its owner’s house.

The boy was hospitalized with non-life-threatening injuries. He was bitten on his arms and legs, police said.

Kent County Animal Control says the dog is an American Staffordshire Terrier, commonly referred to as a pit bull.

The dog was initially quarantined at its owner’s house, but was taken into the custody of Animal Control Monday after officers visited the home.

A spokesperson for the county said the dog will be in the custody of Animal Control for at least 10 days while its fate is decided.

The owner may also have to pay a $150 quarantine impound fee in addition to any fines or other related costs.


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