FINNEY COUNTY, Kan. (KWCH) A 10-year-old Garden City boy continues to recover in a Colorado hospital after he was attacked by a German Shepherd, pit bull mixed dog in early December.
The family of Chance Orozco says the attack happened at a neighbor's house where the boy was playing.
The family says Chance was playing with the neighbor child on Dec. 5. That same day, around 5:30 p.m, the father of the other child who is also the dog's owner rushed to Chance's home to tell his mom he had been hurt.
Chance's grandmother went to the neighbor's home and immediately rushed her grandson to the hospital. He was then flown to Children's Mercy Hospital in Aurora, Colorado for treatment.
According to a GoFundMe page which has been set up for Chance, the boy faces several months of reconstructive surgery. The page says Chance also lost his left ear, portions of his scalp and now has a tracheostomy.
Chance's family said no one knows what caused the dog to attack. They say the animal was chained to a tree.
Chance's father says he doesn't blame the dog breed.
"I don't blame the breed of dog, I blame the owner because of what he taught the dog," said Stephen Orozco.
The Kansas Highway Patrol worked the incident and told Chance's family that the attack lasted about 20 minutes.
As far as we know, there is no investigation into the attack.