West Tennessee boy suffers serious injuries, airlifted to hospital after being mauled by dog

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HARDIN CO., Tenn. (localmemphis.com) A four-year-old boy is recovering in the hospital after being attacked by a dog in the child’s front yard last week.

According to police reports, the grandmother of the boy told a Harding County Deputy Sheriff the boy was playing outside Friday with the dog, and after “a little while,” she looked out a window and saw the child lying motionless with the dog standing over him. 

The child suffered injuries to his ears and face but is in non-life threatening condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Per animal control policy, the dog, a medium sized mixed breed terrier, is in quarantine. A decision on what to do with the animal will be made after the mandatory 10-day evaluation period.

No charges have been filed.

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