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5-year-old boy taken to hospital after getting attacked by relative's dog in Fryeburg


FRYEBURG, Maine — Police say a 5-year-old boy has been hospitalized after getting attacked by a family member's pit bull.

Authorities say the boy from Brownfield was visiting relatives in Fryeburg on Tuesday morning when he was bitten.

Fryeburg's animal control officer says the boy told family and rescue workers that he was petting the dog's neck when it bit him on the side of the face.

He was taken to Memorial Hospital in North Conway, New Hampshire, and later moved to Maine Medical Center in Portland.

No names were released.

The 7-year-old dog was euthanized and will be tested for rabies because it does not appear its rabies shots were up to date.

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