Boy attacked by his dog in Augusta Township

Mark Hicks, and Candice Williams

A 10-year-old boy is expected to undergo surgery Thursday after his dog attacked him in Augusta Township on Wednesday, according to the Michigan State Police-Brighton Post.

Huron Valley Ambulance was dispatched to the 8800 block of Stony Creek Road about 3:29 p.m. Wednesday to treat a boy who had been reported bitten, said Joyce Williams, Huron Valley Ambulance spokeswoman. Michigan State Police and Augusta Township fire officials also responded to the scene.

According to police, the boy, who is not being identified, was attacked at his home by the family’s dog, leaving severe injuries to his left arm, face and left ear. The dog is described as a white pit bull-type breed.

“At the time of the mauling the 10-year-old male was home alone and it is unknown at this time what may have caused the dog to attack the boy,” police said in a statement Thursday. “The boy was able to contact neighbors who rendered first-aid and contacted 911for emergency responders.”

The boy was transported to University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital in Ann Arbor. He initially was listed in unstable condition, but police did not have his medical status as of Thursday afternoon.

Washtenaw County Animal Control took the dog into custody and it is currently being held in quarantine, police said.