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Dog Attacked Small Child


This morning at approximately 10:12 a.m. deputies were called to 175 Daugherty Ferry Road regarding a report of a dog attack on a child. On arrival the Sale Creek Fire Department found the child age, 10 on the front porch of the residence. The child’s father advised his son came screaming to the house after he was attacked by the dog described as a Pit Bull. The child had apparently been playing with the animal as he did often and for unknown reasons the dog attacked him.

The owner of the Pit Bull dog, Preston Curtin lives on the property in a camper next to the victims residence.

The victim sustained serious injuries to his upper left arm, with minor injuries to his upper left chest. He was flown by Life Force to an area hospital due to the seriousness of his injuries.

The Hamilton County Humane Society responded to the scene and removed the dog.

No information on the medical condition of the child.

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