9-year-old Pittsfield boy mauled by two pit bulls

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PITTSFIELD -- A 9-year-old boy is recovering after sustaining numerous injuries during an attack by two pit bulls.

The unidentified boy, along with his mother, walked up to the rear entrance of their apartment house on Monday at the intersection of Edward and Malcolm avenues at 9:28 p.m., startling the neighbor's three dogs who were about to be taken out for a walk, according to a preliminary police report.

A male dog bit the boy and another dog also began to attack the boy, according to police. The boy sustained lacerations to his head, arms and face and was transported to Berkshire Medical Center to treat his wounds. The boy was treated and released.

The boy's father said his son received 35 puncture wounds from the dogs' teeth and a 3-by-3 inch part of his scalp was torn off.

The dogs are owned by Lori Rohde and Adam Pollack, both 42, of Edward Avenue, and all three canines are being held in quarantine at a local animal shelter. The third dog apparently did not participate in the attack.

The incident remains under investigation by animal control officers, and it's possible Rohde and Pollack could face fines.

This story will be updated in future editions of The Eagle.


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