Boy, 12, suffers minor injuries in pit bull attack
A pit bull attacked a child at a home in Ypsilanti Township Friday night, causing minor injuries, the Washtenaw County sheriff’s department said.
A 12-year-old boy suffered minor scratches and a bite to his arm when the dog, a 3-year-old pit bull, attacked him as he entered the home in the 1200 block of Hull Avenue to visit a 16-year-old friend who lives there, sheriff’s department spokesman Derrick Jackson said in an e-mailed statement.
The boy ran up the stairs and he and his friend locked himself in a bedroom, where they called 911. Sheriff’s deputies who came to investigate also discovered the dog had chased an 11-year-old who lives at the home and his 8-year-old friend. They shut themselves in a basement bathroom to get away from the dog.
Deputies contacted the dog’s owner, the 23-year-old sister of the children who live in the home, and brought her to the house. She caught the dog and it was taken to the Humane Society of Huron Valley.
The boy’s injuries were minor and no stitches were required. Jackson said the humane society would determine whether the dog was up to date on vaccinations.