On Tuesday morning, 5-year-old Wesley Frye from Effingham was attacked by his neighbor’s pit bull. The dog attack left the child with severe injuries.

Frye was playing with another child inside his neighbor’s house when the pit bull attacked. Frye sustained injuries to his face and other parts of his body. He was air-lifted to Memorial University Medical Center to treat his wounds. The boy’s wounds were severe enough to warrant surgery.

Julie Long, one of the dog’s owners, was able to remove the pet from the house. The pit bull did not bite anyone else.

The Effingham County Sheriff’s Office cited the dog’s other owner, Larry Long, for failure to get the dog vaccinated for rabies. According to the Savannah Morning News, the sheriff’s office will quarantine the pit bull for 10 days.


If you or a loved one has sustained injuries from a dog bite, you may be eligible to file a personal injury lawsuit. Contact the Savannah personal injury attorneys at The Eichholz Law Firm to discuss your legal options.

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