Southwest Idaho Keeping Track of Pit Bull Attacks
Nampa, ID - A 3-year old boy was bitten in an attack involving three pit bulls while visiting a house on Windmill Avenue. Investigators said the child went into the backyard of the residence alone, near the dogs. At some point, the dogs became aggressive toward the boy and he was bitten.
An adult resident of the house saw the boy with the dogs and got help from another adult. They moved the boy away from the dogs and called 911. The child was taken by ambulance to Mercy Medical Center and later transferred to a Boise hospital. Information on the number or severity of the bites is unknown.
What is known is that the attack happened on owner property, setting up a complicated route to the victim getting recourse.
Three dogs were taken by animal control officers to the Canyon County Animal Shelter, where they will be held pending a hearing by the Nampa vicious dog board. The article goes on to note significant, previous dog attacks in the region, each of them being pit bull attacks:
- November 2002: A 9-year-old Caldwell boy and his mother were hospitalized with dog bite wounds after a confrontation with a pit bull.
- March 2003: An 8-year-old girl was riding her bicycle in an alley in Caldwell when a pit bull climbed over a 6-foot fence, knocked her off the bike and attacked her.
- July 2003: Investigators said a 4-year-old Caldwell girl was bitten by a pit bull and taken to the hospital for treatment of severe head lacerations.
- April 2007: Three pit bulls reportedly attacked a mother of two that was trying to protect her two children and family dog. The attack left bite marks on the woman’s arms, hand and foot.
- June 2007: A pit bull attacked its owner and her 11-year-old son in their Boise home, sending them to the hospital for emergency treatment.