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GoFundMe for boy attacked by pitbull in Wexford surpasses €100,000

GoFundMe for boy attacked by pitbull in Wexford surpasses €100,000

A GoFundMe page set up for the young boy who was attacked by an unmuzzled pitbull in Enniscorthy Co. Wexford on Sunday has surpassed €100,000.

At the time of writing, €105,291 has been raised from over 4,200 donations - with the top donation an incredibly generous €1,000.

9-year-old Alejandro Mizsan was savagely attacked while playing with his friends close to his home in the afternoon of Sunday the 27th of November.

Alejandro's serious injuries have left him unable to eat or breathe independently.


He has no lower lip left and cannot talk following the incident.

He is currently being treated for his injuries at Crumlin Children's Hospital in Dublin - where he is expected to stay for the next month.

Speaking yesterday, Alejandro's 21-year-old brother said his family are very grateful for neighbours who helped to fight off the Pitbull during the frenzied assault.

"His face is completely destroyed; he has no lip," said Raul. "His face is in bits, it's hard to describe. His face is not like it used to be anymore, he has completely changed.


"We cannot recognise him, the way he looks at the moment. He's in terribly bad condition."

Yesterday morning on Tuesday, November 29th, a man was been arrested in relation to the incident.

The man, aged in his 20s was arrested under the provisions of the Non-Fatal Offences Against the Person Act, 1997.

He is currently being detained at Enniscorthy Garda Station under the provisions of Section 4 of the Criminal Justice Act, 1984.


Mizsan's neighbour, Caroline Brien, launched an online fundraiser page for Alejandro.

She said she wanted to help him and his family and show them support on their "long road ahead."

The post continued: "My heart is truly broken for his family. What trauma and agonising pain this vicious attack has had on an innocent little boy [who was] just playing with his friends."

"I am making this GoFundMe to donate anything to get this little boy his beautiful smile back and get him back home."