Chicago - Thomas Messenger, a 16-year-old boy living at No. 3714 Shields avenue, was severely bitten by a vicious bulldog near his home Tuesday night. The animal had to be shot by Officer Dillon, of the Twenty-second Street Station, before the boy could be rescued. A doctor promptly cauterized the wounds to prevent rabies.
Daily Inter Ocean, Jan 08, 1891
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