Dog attacks sends boy, 8, to local hospital with serious injuries

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GHOLSON, (Texas) KWTX An 8-year-old Gholson-area boy was recovering Wednesday afternoon after he was attacked and injured by his family dog.

“He had to have several stitches,” McLennan County Sheriff Parnell McNamara said.

A McLennan County Sheriff’s Office supervisor told News 10 Wednesday the dog, an 8-year-old boxer, was taken from the scene at the family’s request and will be euthanized.

“It was a family dog and the family asked us to pick it up,” McNamara said.

“It was delivered to the Waco Humane Society to be put down.”

Deputies responded to the address on Hamilton Road after the boy’s parents called 911 to report the attack.

“The dog ripped his leg up pretty bad,” a deputy said.