A 9-year-old boy was seriously injured when he was attacked by a neighbor's dog as he played outside his home in the Roseland
neighborhood on the South Side.
The boy was in his yard in the 200 block of West 112th Place around 8 p.m. when a neighbor's dog jumped over a fence and attacked him, according to Police News Affairs Officer John Mirabelli. A nephew of the neighbor saw the attack and pulled the dog off the boy, Mirabelli said.
The boy suffered bites to his arms and legs and was taken in serious condition to Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn. Relatives said he underwent plastic surgery this morning and was expected to make a full recovery.
The dog apparently jumped on top of a table in the neighbor's backyard and jumped over the fence, the relatives said.
The owner of the dog was cited for failure to obtain a dog license, failure to have the dog vaccinated against rabies and failure to keep the animal restrained, Mirabelli said.
Mirabelli said the dog was taken to Animal Care and Control to be monitored and to determine if it has rabies.
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