Seven-year-old boy suffers severe injury in Racine dog attack

RACINE (WITI) -- Racine police say a child and his mother were injured after they were bitten by a dog on Friday, November 22nd.

Police say they were dispatched to a home in the 2800 block of 16th Street around 5:00 p.m. Friday.

Police say a seven-year-old boy was playing with his cousin, and the noise of their playing reportedly upset a dog -- and the dog attacked the boy.

The boy's mother and a man at the home pulled the dog off the child, and the boy's mother received a puncture wound to her hand.

The boy suffered severe damage to his right forearm. He was eventually transferred to Children's Hospital in Milwaukee.

The dog, a female red nose pit bull was unlicensed and unvaccinated. The dog's owner, a 50-year-old Racine resident was cited for the violations and issued a 10-day veterinarian quarantine order.

The boy and his mother were visiting the home at the time of the attack, according to police.