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8-year-old boy attacked by 3 pitbulls while trying to get his ball from neighbor’s yard

By Mason White 4:52 PM June 15, 2017
Boy playing with ball (illustration)
Boy playing with ball (illustration)
By: Mason White

(Scroll down for video) A young boy suffered horrific injuries while trying to retrieve a ball from his neighbor’s yard, according to police in Utah.

Brian and Lindsay Long of Clearfield, said that their 8-year-old son was attacked by the neighbor’s 3 pitbulls after he jumped over a fence and tried to retrieve a ball.

Lindsay warned her son never to go into the neighbor’s yard because the three pitballs belonging to the nephew of Richard Palamara, lived there.

However, the young boy jumped over the fence to get his ball.

Just seconds after jumping over the fence, the three pitbulls attacked him. Luckily, Lindsay saw what was happening, and she ran to help her son.

She put her body between the dogs and her son to create a barrier. She then threw her son back over the fence before escaping herself.

The boy was taken to the hospital, where he was treated for bruises and puncture wounds all over his body. Police seized the dogs, but they will probably give back two of them as the law allows a maximum of two dogs per residence.

No charges have been filed.