Brevard County child recovering after pit bull attack


COCOA, Fla. - A 10-year-old Brevard County boy is recovering after he was attacked by two pit bulls Saturday afternoon.

It all happened at the Sunrise Village Mobile Home Park in Cocoa.

The victim told WFTV he was walking with a friend before the incident.  He said another child was attempting to tie-up the dogs, but they overpowered her.

“One got away and started attacking me,” he explained. “She tried to get the other one, but then it pulled her and started attacking me too.”

The victim’s mom said she was overwhelmed when she heard the news.

“I just wanted to see my son,” said Katie Young.

Young said the owners of the dogs didn’t seem to care about the vicious attack that sent her son to the hospital.

“They didn’t have any sympathy,” Young said. “They laughed at me. They cursed at me. They didn’t have any sympathy for my child at all.”

The child is expected to have a full recovery.

Both dogs were taken away, however authorities have not said what will happen to them. 

WFTV reached out to the dogs’ owners, but they declined an interview.