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Pit bull that mauled Toledo tot remains in dog pound

A male pit bull that mauled a 2-year-old boy Monday and caused a fight between the boy s mother and the dog s owner remained in the Lucas County dog pound yesterday.

Holly Leach of 924 Oak St. called police about 12:30 p.m. Monday after her son, Aaron, was bitten multiple times on the left side of his face and thrown through the air by the pit bull owned by Lois Rosendale, who lives at the same address.

The child was treated at St. Charles Mercy Hospital, authorities said.

Ms. Leach told a dog warden s employee her son pulled the dog s tail, and it turned around and bit him.

She was discussing the incident with a member of the news media when she began arguing with Ms. Rosendale. Ms. Leach then ran into the home and attacked her, Acting Dog Warden Karla Hamlin said.

Ms. Hamlin said Ms. Rosendale was cited because her dog did not have proper vaccinations.

No other citations were issued because the dog was licensed and bit the child inside the owner s home, she said.

An 18-year-old male at the scene signed over the pit bull to the county pound.

It will be euthanized in less than 10 days unless its owner protests, Ms. Hamlin said.

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