Idaho boy dies and mother is injured after being attacked by four dogs, police say


Four dogs attacked a boy and injured his mother in Idaho on Saturday, prompting.

Road house in Fort Hall, a census-designated place on a . Native American reservation home to the Shoshone-Bannock tribe in . The southeastern part of the state, police said.

The boy and his mother — neither of whom are . Tribal members — were injured and taken to Portneuf. Medical Center, about 13 miles south. The boy’s age and mother’s condition

were not immediately available. Their relationship with the dogs’ owners was not immediately clear.


The dogs were put down by tribal authorities, police said.
A GoFundMe page identifies the mother as Emily and the boy as Kellan It says Emily “did everything in . Her power to protect Kellan from that attack.” The page claims the couple lived on . The property where the attack took . Place and Emily was taken into emergency surgery and “in intensive care . With permanent nerve damage and a ruptured artery in her right arm and damage to. The back of her head, left arm and her back.”

Emily also has a daughter who was not present during the attack, according to the GoFundMe page.

The dog’s owner. Who is not a tribal member, was cited for 15 violations of the tribe’s animal ordinance. Including a vicious animal attack and exceeding the pet limit. Police said, adding that the U.S. attorney will review the matter. In filing possible federal charges. dogs

There is no federal dangerous dog law, according to the Animal Legal Defense Fund. So it’s unclear what federal charges, if any, dog owners face.
An Idaho law states that “anyone who owns. Possesses or harbors a dog that has been identified as a dangerous dog or dog at risk” will be charged with. A misdemeanor and ordered to pay restitution to victims.

Fort Hall police did not immediately respond to questions. dogs

Local authorities are investigating along with the FBI, police said.

A 1997 study by the Centers for Disease Control and. Prevention found that Rottweilers were the second .dogs Deadliest dog breed behind pit bulls, with 29 dog bite-related . Deaths  

Since then, Rottweilers have been involved in several other fatal attacks. Including an attack on a 2-year-old girl in .  dogs Texas in 2006, a 20-month-old boy in Florida in 2009. A 10-month-old boy in North Carolina in 2021, and a 70-year-old in June. On the old Tennessee woman.

Male Rottweilers can weigh up to 135 pounds. While females can weigh up to 100 pounds, according to the . American Kennel Club, which says “it is important that . Discipline be consistent, fair and firm, without being harsh.”

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