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Pit bull euthanized after attacking child in DeSmet

A pit bull that mauled a 5-year-old boy Friday evening in DeSmet, Idaho, was euthanized over the weekend, and the dog’s owner was cited by Coeur d’Alene tribal police.

The dog attacked the boy as he played in his aunt’s yard. The boy suffered bites on his head and right ear and was treated at Kootenai Health in Coeur d’Alene.

The owner of the dog, a neighbor, was charged with “keeping a dog with vicious propensities” under tribal code, according to the police department.

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