Child attacked by pit bull | News | The Press and Standard
by The Press and Standard | November 16, 2016 5:00 pm
Last Updated: November 16, 2016 at 5:36 pm
Colleton County Animal and Environmental Control Director Reginald McNeil says he will do everything in his power to see to it that a pit bull that attacked a 2-year-old child on Nov. 8 never returns to Chestnut Road.
Officials of Animal and Environmental Control, the Colleton County Sheriff’s Office and Colleton County Fire-Rescue were called to the home in the 400 block of Chestnut Road on Nov. 8 shortly after 4 p.m.
Paramedics arriving at the home found that the 2-year-old boy had sustained serious facial injuries in the attack. He was quickly transported to the Medical University of South Carolina facilities in Charleston for treatment.
McNeil said his department took control of the dog after the attack because the owner of the animal could not provide evidence that the dog had an up-to-date rabies vaccination.
The dog was quarantined at the animal shelter because of that lack of documentation.
McNeil said the dog will not be returned to its owner because of its history of unprovoked attacks. The pit bull had injured another youngster in 2014, McNeil said.
A GoFundMe account, https://www.gofundme.com/2f36tzw?ssid=805156091&pos=1, has been established to seek donations to help the family with medical bills.