An 11-year old boy was seriously injured while petting a dog that was at a home on Lynch Drive in Murfreesboro. The child was apparently bit in the face by the dog. According to a report filed by Officer Williams with the police department, the dog was on a leash in the yard and the dog bit the boy when he bent down to pet it. The injuries were so severe that the child had to be taken to Vanderbilt Medical Center in Nashville.
No charges were filed against the dog’s owner because no laws were broken. Pet Adoption and Wellfare Services of Rutherford County were notified about the incident.