Monday, February 18, 2008
Payne County, OK - A Perkins child is recovering after being mauled by a pit bull at a rural trailer park. Although details are still sketchy, Payne County Sheriff Noel Bagwell did confirm his department responded to the Piney River Mobile Home Park in the 900 block of West Freeman in Perkins on Thursday at 8:43 p.m.
Upon arrival, they learned that the 3-year-old child had been bitten by a dog and the services of Medi Flight were requested. This service was canceled when the child’s condition was determined not to be life threatening. He was transported by Stillwater ambulance to Stillwater Medical Center and, later, transferred to an undisclosed hospital in Tulsa.
Bagwell reported the child suffered lacerations to the face and head. The dog was a family dog although it is not known if it belonged to the child’s family. Although the dog is normally an outside dog, the attack happened inside the trailer and the child’s grandmother was able to pry the dog away from the child. An investigation is ongoing to learn what provoked the animal to attack.
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