4-year-old Tenn. boy attacked by dog at SC party

4-year-old Tenn. boy attacked by dog at SC party

December 20th, 2011 by Associated Press in Local - Breaking News

CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) - A 4-year-old Tennessee boy is recovering after being attacked by a pit bulldog at a family Christmas party in South Carolina.

Christopher Ranly was attacked at a party near Walterboro on Saturday and is recovering at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston.

Chris lives with his mother, Brandy and his 2-year-old sister in Greeneville, Tenn. His father, Chris Ranly works in South Carolina and sometimes sees his family only every few months.

The family was at an uncle's home near Walterboro when the child picked up an apple and walked outside to eat it.

He needed about 30 staples in his scalp and a drain for the wound.

Colleton County animal control officials say the dog's owner did nothing wrong.