11-Year-Old Boy Mauled in Dog Attack

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11-Year-Old Boy Mauled in Dog Attack

PRINCE FREDERICK - 4/7/2010

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On April 4 at approximately 5 p.m., four juvenile males were walking on the roadway in the 900 block of Hilendale Way in  Prince Frederick, when a German Shepherd and a yellow Labrador left their property and attacked one of the boys, an 11-year-old. The German Shepherd bit him on the right butt cheek causing deep puncture wounds.  The yellow Lab bit him on the back of his left leg causing wounds. Both dogs dragged the boy out of his shoes and into the yard.

One of the boys ran for help while another tried to stop the attack by hitting the dogs with a stick. Once the dogs released, they ran home. The victim was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment. 

Animal Control Officer (ACO) Lewis and K-9 DFC Morder responded to the residence where the two dogs lived.  After confirming that the dog owner was not home, and because the dogs were still outside and involved in a bite, both dogs were removed from the property and transported to the Tri-County Animal Shelter to be held for the State mandated ten-day quarantine.

Due to the fact that the bite was unprovoked, both dogs will be placed on the Calvert County Dangerous Animal List as outlined in the County Animal Control Ordinance.

The 11-year-old victim lives in Shady Side and was visiting relatives in the area at the time of the attack.  The case is currently under investigation.  Anyone with information is asked to contact the Calvert County Sheriff’s Office at (410) 535-2800.



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