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Pit Bull Bites Child Visiting Family Friends In North Miami

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(Source: CBS)

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NORTH MIAMI – (CBS4) – A 5-year-old boy is recovering from a dog bite after being bitten by a pit bull at a North Miami home, according to North Miami Police Lt. Neal Cuevas.

Police say the family was visiting friends in the area of Northeast 135th Street when a pit bull bit him in the stomach. The family friends had two dogs in the house, Cuevas said.

The child was taken to Joe DiMaggio Children’s Hospital in Hollywood where he was listed in serious, but stable condition.

Pit bulls are illegal in Miami-Dade County. It was not known if animal control was on the scene.

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