Police say child badly mauled by pit bull at Kalamazoo home

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KALAMAZOO, Mich. (AP) β€” Police in Kalamazoo say prosecutors will decide whether anyone will face criminal charges over a pit bull attack that badly injured a child.

Emergency crews were called to a home early Saturday after the attack on the child. Police say the child had been dropped off at the house to be watched by a family friend, whose dog mauled the youngster.

The child was taken from a hospital in critical condition. Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety Detective Shannon Bagley told MLive.com on Wednesday that the latest information he had was that the child was in serious condition.

Bagley says the police report about the attack will be sent to the prosecutor's office for review.

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  • pitbullaware

    New breed neutral law:
    Charge all owners , handlers, users of dogs that severely injure or kill with felony animal neglect and cruelty.
    Found guilty, ban all the adults from any dog ownership or contact for LIFE.

    We need severe punishments to make dog owners care enough to prevent that first attack.

  • Vicki Fletcher

    The parent knew there was a Pit in the home when she dropped her child off there correct? I myself feel this could have been prevented if they knew the Behavior of the dog in question. Prayers for this child that he will be protected from ever being left in HARM again.

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