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OB child recovering from attack by 2 pit bulls

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A 12-year-old Olive Branch boy is recovering after a vicious attack by two pit bulls.

The attack took place on May 15 in the child's yard on Pleasant Hill Road. Olive Branch Police are only describing the bites as severe. .

The preteen is recovering at Le Bonheur Children's Hospital in Memphis, Tenn.

The two pit bulls were surrendered to the city.

Neighbors say the attack happened in the yard at the child's home on Pleasant Hill Road.

"Officers arrived on the scene to find that the juvenile had been attacked on the left leg and hand by two pit bulls," said Major Bill Cox, Olive Branch Police. "It was pretty severe lacerations and the victim was taken to Le Bonheur."

Animal control officers had to get the dogs off of the child. The two pit bulls belong to a neighbor, Major Cox said.

"He was not able to provide a proof of rabies vaccination at the time and that will have to be addressed as will the fact that they were acting in a vicious way toward the victim," Major Cox said.

The pit bulls are being housed at the Olive Branch Animal Shelter. In order to get them back the owner will have to buy liability insurance, provide rabies vaccination documentation, and put up signage and prove his fence is secure.

The dog's owner has indicated he doesn't want the dogs back.

"Well, under the city ordinance the animals can be subject to being euthanized and civil penalties could be brought against the owner of the dog," Major Cox said.

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