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29th Nov 2022

9-year-old boy will “never be the same again” after Wexford dog attack

Kat O'Connor

The 9-year-old is being treated for serious injuries in hospital.

The family of a 9-year-old boy who was attacked by a dog in Co. Wexford said he will never be the same again.

The young boy was attacked by a pit bull on Sunday, November 27th.

He has been named as 9-year-old Alejandro Miszan.

The boy was playing football with friends before the attack took place.

He was rushed to hospital following the horrifying attack. He is currently being treated for serious injuries in Crumlin Children’s Hospital.

Speaking to, the boy’s older brother said he will never be the same again.

The family shared photos of Alejandro’s injuries but the publication said they’re ‘too graphic’ to share.

Alejandro’s family confirmed that he cannot eat or breathe on his own. He also has no lower lip left.

His brother said;

“You don’t let a dangerous dog around kids. Kids can’t defend themselves. I think my brother is a very strong boy for his age. We just hope for the best but he will never be the same again.”

In a statement to, a spokesperson for An Garda Síochána confirmed that emergency services and Gardaí attended the attack in Enniscorthy on Sunday afternoon, November 27th.

Alejandro was later airlifted to Children’s Health Ireland (CHI) at Crumlin.

The Garda spokesperson also confirmed that the dog has since been “destroyed” and that inquiries into the incident are ongoing.