Authorities in Barton County say that a boy was severely injured after being attacked by a neighbor’s pit bull early this week. Hoisington City Manager Jonathan Mitchell confirmed that on Monday at around 5:45 p.m., the child was playing in a backyard in the 700 Block of East 3rd Street in Hoisington when the incident occurred. The dog reportedly go loose or jumped a fence.
After being taken to Clara Barton Hospital, the boy was later taken to a Wichita hospital due to reported injuries to his arm and face. He was listed in critical condition late Wednesday.
According to reports, the dog owner faces charges involving a vicious dog, and the animal was put down at Hoisington Veterinary Clinic