5-year-old hospitalized after dog attack near Cleveland

A pit bull dog was killed Saturday at a home on CR 3893 East after reportedly attacking a 5-year-old boy.

Authorities say a 5-year-old boy was mauled by the family’s pet dog around 7:43 p.m. Saturday at a home on CR 3893 East off of FM 1725 outside of Cleveland.

“The family’s pit bull dog got off his chain and attacked the 5-year-old boy,” said LCSO Capt. Ken DeFoor.

The boy was seriously injured and taken to Kingwood Regional Medical Center for treatment. His condition is unknown at this time.

“The dog was shot and killed at the scene immediately after attacking the boy,” DeFoor said.

No other information is available at this time to suggest why the dog attacked the boy.


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Before creating Bluebonnet News in 2018, Vanesa Brashier was a community editor for the Houston Chronicle/Houston Community Newspapers. During part of her 12 years at the newspapers, she was assigned as the digital editor and managing editor for the Humble Observer, Kingwood Observer, East Montgomery County Observer and the Lake Houston Observer, and the editor of the Dayton News, Cleveland Advocate and Eastex Advocate. Over the years, she has earned more than two dozen writing awards, including Journalist of the Year.

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