Neighbor saves Georgia boy from vicious dog attack

Neighbor saves Georgia boy from vicious dog attack

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Channel 2 Action News
Svetlana Reut said she stopped a dog attack on a 9-year-old boy in Walton County.
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  • The boy was flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
  • Both the neighbor and child suffered injuries.

A 9-year-old boy and his neighbor were injured when three pit bulls attacked them in Walton County this week.

The neighbor, Svetlana Reut, is credited with risking her life to save the child, according to Channel 2 Action News.

Reut saw the pit bulls jump on the boy Wednesday night in the 300 block of Big Game Way near Loganville and sprang into action to get them off the child, Channel 2 reported.

The boy was flown to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston with severe injuries to his face and neck. His family told the news station he is recovering.

Reut was also treated at a hospital for injuries to her head, face and arms, Channel 2 reported. She has been released.

The dogs were taken to Walton County Animal Control, where they are being quarantined for 10 days. They are also being observed for rabies.

The owner of the dogs has not been charged.

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