Dog Attack

Grove, OK – Boy mauled by dog

GROVE, Okla. (AP) Authorities say an 11-year-old boy underwent surgery after being mauled by a Great Dane.

According to a police report, Troy Helms was attacked by the dog after falling at the Strut Your Mutt dog walk at Grand Lake on Saturday. Helms received more than 100 stitches.

Humane Society vice president Lori Follis says she saw the dog bite the boy and clamp down on his face and neck.

Witnesses told Grove police that after the dog was pulled off the child, Connie Norris, the owner, loaded the dog and left. According to the report, Norris was issued a citation for the attack.

She couldn't be reached for comment on Tuesday.

Follis says organizers will decide on what changes could be made at the event.


Information from: Tulsa World,

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