3yo child attacked by family’s pit bull terrier

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BAXTER COUNTY, AR – Police report a 3-year-old child is in the hospital after being attacked by his family’s 9-month-old pit bull terrier.

According to reports, 3-year-old Ryland Moody was attacked by his family’s 9-month-old pit bull terrier in the front yard around 8:00 am Thursday. Police say Moody’s mother, Amber Moody, adopted the dog from the Humane Society on March 7. Although the Humane Society does not allow pit bull terriers to be adopted into families with young children, investigation revealed that Moody indicated she had no children on the dog adoption form.

Police say Ryland suffered severe trauma and bite wounds around his face and head. He was air lifted to Arkansas Children’s Hospital, where he is listed in critical condition.

The investigation is ongoing.

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