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Young boy mauled by pit bull

By Wainwright Jeffers - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) – A 6-year-old boy is recovering after he was attacked Friday by a pit-bull.

The mauling left the child with serious injuries after neighbors say the dog bit the child's neck.

It happened in Mitchell County not far from the Dougherty County line.

The 6-year-old lived in a mobile home on Briarwood Rd. We spotted four other dogs in the yard on Sunday.

A neighbor who lives on the same road didn't want to be on camera but told us what he's heard from family members.

"First I was told the kid wasn't going to make it, then I talked to someone else they said he'll make it, but he may not be able to speak again," said Unidentified Neighbor.

Dylan was taken to Phoebe then transferred to the Medical Center of Central Georgia, he now faces a long recovery.

According to the Sheriff's Office the dog that bit the child was chained up but the child got too close. The dog has been taken away.

Right now there are no charges in the case.

While the dog was secured, Mitchell County Investigators tell us the county currently has no leash ordinance.

Dylan Spinks is good condition at Medical Center of Central Georgia.

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