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10 thoughts on “2023 Dog Bite Fatality: Boy Killed, Mother Injured by Four Dogs on the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho

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  1. It should be a crime any time a loose dog even THREATENS a person. Dogs should be secured at all times on their owners property or by a < 6' leash. All others outside of secure fencing should be fair game.

  2. Four dogs is a pack, and a pack of dogs often will attack someone when each individual dog would not. I’m very sorry to hear of this boy’s death and the injuries to his mother.

    It’s unsafe to allow a pack of dogs run together. I hope the owner is seriously punished for this. The sooner owners of dogs involved in fatal attacks are jailed, the sooner owners will be responsible in confining dogs. This was no accident.

  3. It is time to crack down on owners who cannot or will not control their dogs. In this case a boy was mauled to death and the owners should face manslaughter charges. As a survivor of a three large dog mauling I carry scars and PTSD from an attack that happened over 30 years ago. The mother’s life will never be the same and she will relive the event forever. So sad and preventable.

  4. My bosses boss at work adopted a pit mix reservation rescue dog. It’s on the second adoption since the dog killed the previous owners cat. The agency told them the dog would since “that’s how it survived on the res”, not because it’s a PIT. The dog has already bit someone but of course that’s not the dog’s fault and it’s not her fault either.

  5. Owning dogs should not be considered a right it should be a pri iledge and every canine should de required to have a paid for permit – simple and e ery dog should be chipped – those should be the rules the guidelines n9thing complex -all dogs -teacup Yorkie bishop Frisbee Maltese etc and animal shelters should be no longer
    When I’m president that’s gonna be the rules folks!
    All problems solved

    • Not solved. There are many breeds that are large because they are
      bred for a purpose. Would you use Chihuahuas as police dogs, herding dogs, or to chase raccoons? What are you going to do with a matted Maltese? Strip it bald? Have it hunt rabbits wearing a sweater? In my opinion, there is no simple solution. People need to train their dogs. Dogs that are extremely game belong in a zoo.

  6. Rachel, conversely, it seems safer for two or more people to walk together, kids to play together. Don’t pitbull packs or lone pitbulls attack solo folks more often? Seems like it. Of course, one shouldn’t have to find a partner to walk from one’s car to the house.

  7. My condolences and prayers to the mother and I hope the best for her physically and mentally and also to the father this is a horrible sad tragedy

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