Brutal Dog Attack Leaves 7-Year-Old Dead & Mother Severely Injured In Idaho
A 7-year-old boy from Idaho has died after being brutally mauled by a neighbour's four dogs. The child's mother was also seriously injured after she attempted to shield her son from the aggressive canines.
The horrific attack occurred around 5:30pm on Saturday on the Fort Hall Reservation, approximately 220 miles east of Boise, Idaho.
Kellan Islas, 7, was staying with his mother Emily in an RV on Sandy Road when the child went outside but failed to return.
Ms Islas went to look for her son and discovered him lying face down in the front yard with four dogs - two Rottweilers and two mixed breeds - brutally mauling him.
The mother tried in vain to drag the dogs from Kellan, the brave woman then lay on top of her son in an attempt to protect him from their attacks, resulting in the animals tearing at her instead.
Emergency services arrived at the scene and rushed the mother and son to Portneuf Medical Center, where Kellan was tragically pronounced dead.
Ms Islas underwent emergency surgery and remains in the hospital.
According to a friend of Ms Islas, she suffered a ruptured artery in her right arm as well as nerve damage, and multiple injuries to her head, back, and left arm.
All four dogs involved in the fatal attack were taken by local authorities and euthanized.
The owners of the animals were identified as Benjamin and Juliana Wolfchild. They have been cited for 15 violations related to the mauling, including vicious animal attack, rabies vaccination, and over the limit of canine or feline pets.
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