On Wednesday afternoon last week, the Taiwanese boy was riding his bike home from school when he was bitten by a mastiff that had stuck his head out of a hole in the fence the roadside. Two other smaller mastiffs showed up and joined in the dog attack.
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His classmates struggled to pull him free, but he was already injured. He was taken to ER, and treated for about 10 puncture wounds on his right leg. Some of these wounds were deep enough to see the bone. He will be getting more stitches tomorrow.
Kuo's father was angry that his son got bitten, but the mastiffs' owner remained indifferent. He reported the case to the police twice, but the police didn't follow up on the case.
Our reporter accompanied Kuo's father to the police station, but the police still refused to take action.
The same afternoon, we went back to the scene and saw that the hole was now fixed.
The owner Mr Chien said that students often pass by and tease the dogs, so the mastiffs are locked in cage during the day and are only let out at night.
The deputy of the local police department said that he will look into the matter. Even though the mastiffs' owner said that he was willing to admit responsibility, the boy's dad insisted on suing him. After questioning, the case will be submitted to court for a judgement.