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1-year-old boy is bitten by pit bull

June 05, 2008|Tami Abdollah

A 1-year-old boy bitten by a pit bull was in critical condition Wednesday at Childrens Hospital in Los Angeles, authorities said.

The boy's mother called 911 after at least one of the family's two pit bulls bit her son on a cheek, said Sgt. Rudy Alaniz of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Firefighters responded to the 13000 block of Louvre Street at 11:06 a.m., said d'Lisa Davies, a spokeswoman for the Los Angeles Fire Department. Firefighters used an extinguisher to spray the dog so paramedics could reach the boy, officials said.

The boy was airlifted by helicopter from nearby Paxton Park, Davies said. The two dogs were taken by animal control officers.

-- Tami Abdollah

For The Record
Los Angeles Times Saturday, June 07, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 48 words Type of Material: Correction
Dog attack: An article in Thursday's California section about a 2-year-old boy attacked by his family's dog quoted authorities as saying that the dog was a pit bull. The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services said Friday that the animal that bit the toddler was a shepherd mix.
For The Record
Los Angeles Times Saturday, June 07, 2008 Home Edition Main News Part A Page 2 National Desk 1 inches; 48 words Type of Material: Correction
Dog attack: An article in Thursday's California section about a 2-year-old boy attacked by his family's dog quoted authorities as saying that the dog was a pit bull. The Los Angeles Department of Animal Services said Friday that the animal that bit the toddler was a shepherd mix.

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