From the Trussville Tribune staff reports
JEFFERSON COUNTY — A child was attacked by a dog in Jefferson County on Friday, July 12.
According to law enforcement, the call for assistance was received at 11:29 a.m. Sheriff’s deputies responded to a convenience store at 7757 Highway 75 in the Palmerdale community.
The caller reported that a four-year-old boy had been attacked by a dog. The caller reported that the dog was in the truck with the child when the dog suddenly attacked the child. The child’s mother attempted to get the dog off of the child and was assisted by several citizens. They were finally able to get the dog off the child, but the child suffered severe injuries.
According to authorities, the child had to be airlifted to Children’s Hospital for treatment. Animal control will take custody of the dog. This incident is still under investigation