In Idaho, four dogs attacked a boy on Saturday, killing him and injuring his mother. As a result, the dogs were put down, and the owners received 15 local violations, according to police.
According to a news release from the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes on Monday, police were called to a house on Saturday night in response to a report of a young boy who had been attacked and left unconscious.
The attacks, carried out by two Rottweilers and two mixed-breed dogs at their owners’ property, occurred just before 6 p.m. at a Sandy Road residence in Fort Hall – a census-designated place in the southeastern part of the state on a Native American reservation home to the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes – police said.
Both the boy and his mother, who are not tribal members, were hurt and transferred to Portneuf Medical Center, which is located 13 miles south. The mother’s condition and the boy’s age were not immediately known. Their relationship to the dogs’ owners was not immediately clear.
According to the police, the dogs were put down by tribal authority.
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.”
On the page, it is stated that the pair resided on the property where the incident took place and that Emily underwent emergency surgery and was in intensive care with “sustained nerve damage and a ruptured artery in her right arm as well as damage to the back of her head, left arm and her back.”
According to officials, the investigation was being conducted by numerous agencies, including the FBI and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.
In the event that federal charges may be applicable to the incident, the file will also be sent to the U.S. Attorney’s Office.