4-year-old boy attacked by pit bull at Christmas party

COLLETON COUNTY, SC (WCSC) - Authorities say a 4-year-old boy was mauled by a pit bull during a Christmas party outside of Walterboro Saturday afternoon.

According to Colleton County Animal Control, the child needed 34 staples in his head and is in fair condition.

Animal control director Tim Lynes says the pit bull will be quarantined which is standard procedure.

Officials say charges may be filed against the dog's owner.

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