A shocking video posted to social media appears to show a dog brutally attacking a 3-year-old boy on a upstate New york street Thursday afternoon.
The toddler can be seen in the footage playing with a group of friends outside a residence in Spring Valley in Rockland County when a black dog suddenly charges at him from across the street.
The friends scatter in fear as the black dog chomps down on the boy and drags him along the pavement, leaving him with a bloody puncture wound on his neck and deep scratches on his cheek, a photo posted to Twitter shows.
The boy was rushed to a nearby hospital where his condition was unknown late Thursday, according to News 12.
The dog was reportedly returned to its owner. The Spring Valley police department is looking into the bloody incident to determine whether the dog has a history of violence.
The unidentified victim is a young Jewish boy, according to the Orthodox Jewish Public Affairs Council of Hudson Valley.
The dog’s owner has let it out without a collar multiple times in recent weeks, the council said in a statement.
“Neighbors say they have called the Spring Valley PD about this multiple times but little action has been taken,” the council said, identifying the dog as a pit bull.