Sep 11, 2007 Boy attacked by pit bull in front yard

“I’m just thankful it wasn’t his throat or eyes,” said Mr. Kollman, relieved his son’s injuries were not more serious. “That’s what those dogs are notorious for.”

Watson – A 6-year-old Watson boy had to undergo emergency surgery Sunday, after being attacked by a pit bull in the front yard of his residence.

Gina Kollman of Watson took her son, Jesse Kollman, to St. Anthony’s Memorial Hospital, Effingham, early Sunday morning after a neighbor’s pet pit bull, owned by Brandon Welch and Kristi Higgs of Watson, allegedly bit him in the face, resulting in approximately 150 stitches from below his right eye down the side of his face to his lip. Jesse was in surgery for roughly 2 1/2 hours.

by Nicole Eversole
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