SILVERDALE, Wash. (AP) — A 5-year-old boy who was mauled by two Rottweiler dogs is in serious condition at a Seattle hospital.

Related: Boy Seriously Injured In Dog Attack 

A Harborview Medical Center nursing supervisor says the boy is in the intensive care unit Wednesday following surgery.

Kitsap County sheriff’s Deputy Scott Wilson says the boy suffered bites to his head, face and neck Tuesday at a home in Silverdale.

Wilson says the boy’s mother covered the child with her own body until another relative could rescue the boy.

The mother was caring for the dogs as a favor to an ex-boyfriend. The boy was playing outside with one dog when they attacked.

The dogs have been turned over to Kitsap Animal Rescue.

 

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