Toddler Seriously Injured by Family Dog


MIDLAND, TX — A 3-year-old boy is in serious condition after being attacked by a family dog Sunday morning in Midland..

The Midland Police Department reported that officers responded to an emergency call at approximately 10:07 a.m. in the 400 block of Cedar Avenue, where they found the young victim with multiple bite wounds. The attack, which involved at least one of the family’s dogs, resulted in severe injuries to the child, including to his neck and head.

Emergency Medical Services promptly attended to the scene, providing the necessary first aid before transporting the child to Midland Memorial Hospital. Due to the severity of his injuries, the victim was later airlifted to a hospital in Lubbock for further treatment. Hospital officials have since stabilized the young boy, but his condition remains serious.

The Midland Police Department has initiated an investigation into the incident. Currently, no arrests have been made in connection with the attack. It remains unclear what prompted the dog to attack the child.

In addition to police officers, Animal Services personnel were dispatched to the scene, indicating that the involved dog may be evaluated and its future determined based on local regulations and the outcome of the investigation.

Local officials urge pet owners to exercise caution and ensure that animals are appropriately trained and supervised, especially around children. The Midland Police Department and Animal Services are expected to provide updates on the case as more information becomes available.

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