A Washington state boy has lost his arm after authorities say he reached into the kennel of possible wolf-dog hybrids reportedly being bred by his family and was badly mauled.
According to Thurston County law enforcement, the boy put his arm into the kennel containing two animals and was attacked by at least one of them Monday.
The 3-year-old was flown to a Seattle hospital, where doctors weren't able to save the limb.
The boy was listed in stable condition Monday night after undergoing a “traumatic arm amputation," hospital staff said.
The Thurston County Sheriff's Office said the animals were owned by the boy's mother, who has reportedly been cooperative as officials secured the animals "per their protocol for further investigation."
The animals have been turned over to Thurston County Animal Control, which is handling the investigation.