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Who’s to blame? Seven year old Maine boy mauled to death by dog

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Seven year old Maine boy mauled to death by dog
Stock image of a pitbull dog, commonly associated with dog attacks.
 Seven year old Maine boy mauled to death by dog
Stock image of a pit bull dog, commonly associated with dog attacks.

Seven year old Maine boy mauled to death by dog: Who bears culpability for an attack on a 7 year old child which led to his mauling death? ‘Complex’ investigation delayed.

A seven year old Maine boy has died after being mauled to death during a dog attack.

The attack occurred Saturday afternoon in the town of Corinna, 30 miles west of Bangor, on Moody Mills Rd, with arriving officers discovering the victim already dead at the property at 5.15pm.

A report via bangordailynews told of detectives with the Penobscot Sheriff’s Office declining to date to release the boy’s name, the breed of the dog involved along with any details as to what led to the dog attack.

Not initially understood is whether the 7 year old victim lived at the home where the attack took place, or whether the dog belonged to the homeowner. A later reported via the Portland Press Herald intimated that the child had been visiting and was not a student in the local school district.

Officials did reveal that the dog has been impounded pending the outcome of the investigation.

Pursuant to the incident, Penobscot County Sheriff Troy Morton, citing the complex nature of the attack, said more details would be released Monday.

Telling: ‘I can appreciate the interest in this incident; however, it is a complex incident and we believe in providing accurate information.’

A person claiming to be the dog’s previous owner and the victim’s cousin, told wlbz2 that the dog never showed signs of being aggressive.

‘Being his owner since he was a puppy, I know him better than anyone and want everyone to know that he was not dangerous or vicious. Yes, he did something tragic, but he never showed signs of being aggressive … He was a good and loving dog.’

In 2015, nearly one third of all people killed by dogs were either visiting or living temporarily with the dog’s owner when the fatal attack occurred. 

Children aged less than nine years old accounted for 82 per cent of those deaths. Children and the elderly are the most at-risk from being killed in a dog attack.

According to the telegraph, the weekend dog attack on the seven year old Maine boy marks the sixth child out of 12 people who died following a dog attack this year.

 

 

 

The fatality according to a report via Dogsbite.org marks the occurrence of 34 deaths at the hands of dog attacks in 2015, with more than 80 per cent of those carried out by pit bulls, despite them making up just 6.6 per cent of dogs in America.

In 2015, nearly one third of all people killed by dogs were either visiting or living temporarily with the dog’s owner when the fatal attack occurred. 

Children aged less than nine years old accounted for 82 per cent of those deaths. Children and the elderly are the most at-risk from being killed in a dog attack.

According to the telegraph, the weekend dog attack on the seven year old Maine boy marks the sixth child out of 12 people who died following a dog attack this year.

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  • Anion

    Yes, they should.

  • Ken Quin

    Breeding pit bulls should be a felony. The only reason they exist in the first place is a felony.

  • Ken Quin

    They’re breeding them like crazy. Shouldn’t the whole family of these dogs be found and put down?

  • Keeping Dogs Safe

    Excellent post.

  • Anion

    The former owner said the dog was never aggressive…to people. He apparently killed her other dog, which is why they re-homed him.

    Oh, but dog aggression is supposedly completely different from human aggression, at least that’s what the pitbull lobby wants us to believe.

    The dog was also bred some months ago, so now you too can own the puppy of a confirmed human-killer. So much for “man-biters were culled,” eh?