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Boy attacked by neighbor's pit bull

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A 13 year-old Louisiana boy was mauled by a neighbor’s pit bull. The attack, lasting approximately 20 minutes, occurred after the dog got loose from the yard.

The boy’s calf was stripped away down to the bone and multiple stitches and staples were required to close other lacerations and puncture wounds.

This type of attack is unfortunately all too common with pit bulls.

In Illinois, the family of this boy would be able to recover compensation for him under the Animal Control Act and another statute known as the Domestic Animals Running at Large Act. Any money received for the boy would be held in trust for him until his was age 18, at which time he is an adult and would be entitled to the funds from any settlement or verdict.