A Follansbee boy was flown to a Pittsburgh area hospital on Tuesday after being bitten by a neighbor’s pit bull.
The 2-year-old boy was riding his bike along the 700 block of Virginia Avenue when the dog got loose and attacked.
The boy was flown by a medical helicopter to Children’s Hospital in Pittsburgh to be treated for serious injuries to his face.
The city of Follansbee does have an ordinance that requires owners to restrain their pet via fencing or leash — and that the animal will not be allowed in the city limits if it is aggressive or vicious.
The pit bull was put down, and has been sent to Charleston to test for rabies. The boy is now home with his family recovering.