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Hearing set for pit bull that attacked Effingham boy

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The fate of a pit bull that attacked a five-year-old boy nearly a year ago could be announced as early as next week.

A hearing is set to be held in Effingham County Superior Court on Wednesday, and in that hearing a judge will decide if the dog will go to a rescue shelter in New York.

If $5,000 in donations can be raised, Kno the pit bull will be sent to Glen Wild Animal Rescue, an organization that calls itself a "safe haven" for dogs.

But Melissa Frye told WTOC she would rather see the dog put down. She said the ordeal has caused enough trauma for their family. She said her son, Wesley, is still terrified of big dogs after last year's attack.

The dog bit Wesley Frye last year and the child had to undergo several surgeries.

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