A 7-year-old boy died on Saturday after being attacked by four dogs. The dramatic situation occurred in the indigenous reservation of the Shoshone-Bannock tribes in the city of Fort Hall, in Idaho, United States. Seeing the situation, Emily Islas, Kellan’s mother, jumped over to try and protect him from the pack, but she could do nothing.
the attacks, carried out by two Rottweilers and two mixed-breed dogs on their owners’ property, they happened unexpectedly and there was nothing to suggest that dogs attacked and killed the 7 year old.
The dogs were put down by tribal authorities, police said.
The owners of the dog, who are not members of the tribe, were cited for 15 violations of the tribal animal ordinance, including an attack by wild animals and exceeding the pet limit, police said, adding that the federal prosecutor will review the case. case to potentially file federal charges.
There is no federal law on dangerous dogs, according to the Animal Legal Defense Fund, then it’s unclear what, if any, federal charges the dog’s owners might face.
A 1997 study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found this out Rottweilers were the second deadliest dog breed after pit bulls. having been involved in 29 dog bite related deaths between 1979 and 1996 (pit bulls were involved in 60 such incidents during the same period).
The victims lived in a mobile home behind the property where the attack took place. The boy was playing outside and seeing that he didn’t come back after a few minutes, his mother went to look for him. Emily Islas found her son lying face down with the four animals on top.
One GoFundMe account has already raised more than $30,000 to support the surviving mom. “I know Emily and I know that she did everything in her power to protect Kellan from that attack,” the post read. “She IS an incredible woman and mother and she sacrificed herself to try and save her baby.”
The fundraiser description created by one of her friends states that “Emily was rushed into emergency surgery and is still in the ICU trying to recover from the damage the dogs did to her.” He said: Islas suffered nerve damage and a ruptured artery in her right arm, as well as damage to the back of the head, left arm and back.
The woman also has another daughter who fortunately was not with her at the time.
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