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Deputies: 9-year-old boy attacked by aunt's pit bull

Published: Sep. 30, 2014 at 4:13 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 30, 2014 at 11:14 PM EDT
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A 9-year-old was attacked by his aunt's dog, Colleton County deputies say. (Photo Source:...
A 9-year-old was attacked by his aunt's dog, Colleton County deputies say. (Photo Source: William Huff)
A 9-year-old was attacked by his aunt's dog, Colleton County deputies say. (Photo Source:...
A 9-year-old was attacked by his aunt's dog, Colleton County deputies say. (Photo Source: William Huff)

WALTERBORO, SC (WCSC) - A 9-year-old boy was attacked by a pit bull Saturday morning, according to Colleton County Sheriff's deputies.

The boy was visiting his aunt in the Walterboro area at the time of the attack, according to the child's mother.

Amber Stubbs said the dog bit her son on the thigh. Stubbs, who is nine months pregnant, said she tried to pull her son over the fence but was unable to, then opened the gate and dragged her son out of the yard. She said the dog also went after her.

"What if this had been his neck? Thank God it was just his thigh," said Stubbs.

Stubbs says had she not been outside when the dog attacked her son, the outcome may have been worse.

"He could have been dead. Anything could have happened."

The dog's owner says the dog was in her yard inside a fence with a sign that reads, "No Trespassing." She said she is sorry the child was bitten, but said they should have called before sending children over to the home.

She also said the dog is up to date on its shots

Colleton County Animal Control says the dog is being quarantined at home for ten days as a precautionary measure.

No charges have been filed.

Stubbs says her son is on pain medication, but otherwise is doing okay.

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