Chaparral Boy Mauled by 5 Dogs

LAS CRUCES (AP) — A 12-year-old Chaparral boy is recovering in a hospital after being mauled by five dogs and suffering more than 50 bites.

Dona Ana County authorities say charges are pending against the owner of the German shepherds who hasn’t provided proof of vaccinations yet for any of the animals.

The boy was walking home from a friend’s house Sunday night when he was attacked. Witnesses in the area came to the boy’s rescue and called for help.

The name of the boy hasn’t been released. Authorities say the victim was in stable condition Tuesday.

County investigators say the dogs were allegedly running loose when the attack happened. Four of the five dogs have been captured and investigators still are looking for the fifth German shepherd.

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