BALTIMORE - A pit bull that attacked a 5-year-old has been deemed "vicious".
The Baltimore City Health Department has stepped in a ruled on the dog's fate.
The dog attacked 5-year-old Khalil Willis about one month ago, leaving him with more than 100 stitches and in a wheelchair for his recovery.
Willis was attacked while playing behind his grandmother's house when the pit bull broke loose from a cage in a nearby yard, and slid through a hole in the fence.
The dog's owners say the boy was teasing the dog.
The Health Department's ruling means that the dog will not be returned to it's neighbor, and will be euthanized.
The dog owner's now have 30 days to appeal the Health Department's decision.