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5-year-old hospitalized after dog attack

Oct 19, 2022, 4:19 PM | Updated: Oct 20, 2022, 7:00 pm
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A Sandy, Utah child survived a dog attack but required hundreds of stitches. (Shara Park, KSL TV))
(Shara Park, KSL TV)

SANDY, Utah — A 5-year-old was taken to Primary Children’s Hospital because of injuries after a dog attacked him.

According to Sgt. Greg Moffitt with Sandy Police Department, the call came in at about 1:10 p.m. about a dog attack at the 8600 block of Green Way just east of 700 East.

A Sandy, Utah child survived a dog attack but required hundreds of stitches Child injured in dog attack Child survives dog attack

The 5-year-old boy was riding his bike on Green Way with his mom watching. While the child was riding a siberian husky charged at him and started to attack. The mother came to the child’s defense, kicking the dog several times and was able to get the child away from the dog and into the house.

The child had bites on his face and arms and paramedics decided to fly him to Primary Children’s Hospital. The boy is in stable condition.

The dog belongs to a resident nearby, who was not home at the time of attack. Currently, the dog is in the custody of Sandy Animal Services and will be quarantined there.

Sandy Animal Services is investigating the incident.

It’s not clear whether the owner has been informed at this point.

No identities have been released at this time.

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