A 5-year-old Wilson County boy has 1,000 stitches after being attacked by the family dog.
Deputies say Daniel Reason is still at Pitt County Memorial Hospital where he is in serious condition.
The Wilson County Sheriff's Office says animal enforcement deputies were sent to 6056 Webb Lake Road after they got a call about a young boy being attacked by a Rottweiler. It happened Tuesday afternoon.
Daniel's father says his son was trying to free their rottweiler after it's chain got tangled ina fishing pole. That's when the dog started attacking. Two other family dogs began fighting with the rottweiler to help save Daniel.
Emergency responders say the 5-year-old had wounds on his head and torso. The child's mother, Heather, also had dog bite wounds on her legs. The child received surgery and is recovering.
The dog has been put down.