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4-year-old SW Va. boy mauled by family's 100-pound rottweiler

September 3rd, 2009 12:00 am by Staff Report

A Glade Spring, Va. 4-year-old boy was mauled by his family's 100-pound rottweiler Wednesday evening.

The Bristol Herald Courier is reporting that the boy is in stable condition.

According to a report from the Washington Co. Va. Sheriff's Office, the boy's  parents found the dog mauling the screaming boy in the yard of their home in the 9000 block of Old Mill Road.

The boy was playing with two family dogs, a Siberian husky mix and an 8-year-old rottweiler, when the rottweiler attacked the child.

Familly members heard the  boy screaming, rushed outside and pulled the dog off their child.

Then, a family member shot and killed the dog.

According to the report the child suffered lacerations on his head and was taken to Johnston Memorial Hospital.

The indcident is still under investigation by the Animal Control Division of the Sheriff's Office.

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