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Elm City boy in critical condition after dog attack

Posted August 27, 2009 12:05 a.m. EDT

— A 5-year-old boy, who was attacked Tuesday afternoon by his family's Rottweiler, is in critical condition.

Daniel Reason suffered multiple bites to his head and torso, his mother, Heather Reason, also had bites on her legs, authorities said.

The boy underwent surgery Tuesday evening at Pitt Memorial Hospital in Greenville.

His father said Wednesday the incident had been “horrifying.”

"It is hard to explain. My kid is laying up there and he is really hurt. I just wish it was me instead of him,” Douglas Reason Jr. said.

Wilson County Sheriff's Office animal control officers took the dog into custody while the incident is investigated, authorities said.