Five Year Old Mauled By Several Dogs

A 5-year-old North Carolina boy suffered severe injuries after he was mauled by several dogs.

Multiple media outlets report that the child was attacked by five Rottweilers as they were being fed Friday afternoon near Pilot Mountain.

The child's relatives told Emergency Medical Services Director John Shelton that he jumped into the pen.

The boy was taken to Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center with injuries to the head, neck and stomach. Officials said his injuries were critical.

The animals were taken to a shelter. Officials said there were several dozen dogs chained at the property where the attack occurred.

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