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Toddler mauled in backyard by loose dogs

  • 2-year-old attacked by pair of dogs
  • Animal Control searching for the dogs

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Toddler mauled in backyard by loose dogs

The parents of a toddler viciously attacked by two dogs are hoping the owners of the animals will come forward. 2-year-old Colton Hardegree had to have a portion of his ear reattached and numerous gashes stitched after the brutal attack that happened in the toddler's own backyard.

Hardegree's father, James, said he took his son inside when he noticed two dogs wander into the yard and start fighting. Unfortunately the toddler was able to unlock the door and go back outside. It was then that Hardegree became wrapped up in a chain attached to one of the dogs, and the animals began attacking him.

Lindsey Brown, Hardegree's mother, spoke to Vinnie Politan about the horrific attack. She says her son is doing well, but may now have to receive numerous treatments for rabies since they can't find the dog's owners.

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