A 4-year old Massachusetts boy was injured last weekend when he was attacked by a pit bull owned by his uncle. The boy sustained serious injuries to his face and underwent surgery to repair the lacerations and puncture wounds from the attack by the pit bull. The uncle surrendered the dog to authorities to have the pit bull euthanized.One of the factors that the animal control warden noted may have been important in causing in the pit bull’s attack was the fact that the pit bull was not neutered. He stated that unneutered dogs were three times as likely to engage in dog bite attacks as neutered animals. Of course, another factor in the attack is that the child was so small and not able to readily distinguish the threat posed by a dog such as a pit bull.Word to the wise: keep small children away from unneutered animals, especially pit bulls.