Broward County

Dog attacks boy near Lauderdale; child's family, neighbor help save him

A woman cries after a dog was confiscated by Broward animal control officials on Saturday. The woman declined to provide her name. Neighbors say the dog was responsible for an attack that sent a boy and an adult to the hospital.
A woman cries after a dog was confiscated by Broward animal control officials on Saturday. The woman declined to provide her name. Neighbors say the dog was responsible for an attack that sent a boy and an adult to the hospital. Sun Sentinel

When a dog pounced on a boy and began biting him, the child's relatives and a neighbor rushed to the boy's aid, witnesses say.

They beat the dog with a skateboard, broom and belt — anything they could find — to stop the animal Saturday afternoon. Yet the canine was difficult to fend off. The attack sent the boy and an adult relative, both of whom suffered bite wounds, to the hospital.

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