Boy recovering from surgery after weekend dog attack

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INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (March 15, 2016) – A 6-year-old boy is recovering at an Indianapolis hospital after surviving a vicious dog attack over the weekend.

Kaiden Harrison and his friends were playing in their neighborhood on the far east side Sunday when the dog got loose and attacked him. His father, Kenneth Gamble, said the attack was unprovoked. Officials with Indianapolis Care and Control said the dog doesn’t have a history of attacks.

Kaiden was rushed to Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health after suffering severe injuries to his ears and puncture wounds to his knees. The family said Kaiden can hear well now, but they’re not sure if that will change in the years to come.

According to Kaiden’s family, surgery went well Monday, and he’ll also need reconstructive surgery down the road. He’s expected to stay in the hospital for the next few days as he recovers.

As for the dog, a young pit bull, IACC is investigating. The owner voluntarily surrendered the dog after the attack. The dog will remain under mandatory 10-day quarantine and undergo a behavioral evaluation. Officials said the dog will likely be put down because of the severity of the bites.

The family has set up an account to help with Kaiden’s medical expenses.

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