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Dog attacks boy, 7, in South Auckland

NZ NewswireNZ Newswire 9/04/2016

A seven-year-old boy has undergone surgery after being attacked in Takanini by a pitbull terrier owned by his uncle.

St John ambulance says it responded to a report of the attack at Matawalu Place on Saturday afternoon and took the boy to Middlemore Hospital.

Geoff Keber, Auckland Council's boss of animal management, said the victim was the dog owner's nephew. The dog was relinquished to Auckland Council and was in a shelter while an investigation continued, he said.

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