The owner of a pitbull that mauled a 5-year-old boy in Macon was charged Friday. But police have not released the owner’s name.
Meanwhile, the boy’s condition has been upgraded to stable and police said he’s alert.
The pitbull’s owner was charged with second-degree cruelty to children, Macon police spokeswoman Officer Jami Gaudet said.
The investigation began at 4:26 p.m. Thursday when officers responded to a report that a dog had attacked a young child at a home in the 1100 block of Ousley Place, Officer Gaudet said.
“The five year-old child sustained injuries to his scalp, as well as bites on his arm, head, face and legs,” Ms. Gaudet said. “He was transported to the hospital via ambulance where he remains in critical condition from the attack.”
Police have not released any details on the circumstances of the attack. It was also unclear if the dog belonged to the boy’s family.
The dog was taken to a local veterinary clinic where it was euthanized, Ms. Gaudet said.
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