7-year-old boy killed, mother injured by pack of dogs

FORT HALL, Idaho — A child died after he and his mother were attacked by dogs while they were on a Native American reservation in Idaho.

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The Shoshone-Bannock Tribes said in a news release that Fort Hall police were called Saturday for a report of a young boy “who had been attacked by multiple dogs and was unconscious.”

The child and his mother, who was also injured, were described as non-tribal members. Police said the dogs’ owners are also non-tribal members who own the property on the Fort Hall Reservation, where the attack happened.

Investigators said the four dogs involved in the attack were described as two Rottweilers and two mixed breeds. Investigators said the owners were cited for 15 violations of the Tribes’ animal ordinance.

On Wednesday, the Shoshone-Bannock Tribes shared its animal ordinance in a social media post, and said that the Fort Hall Business Council is asking Tribal police to issue citations to any animal owners who are not complying with the laws. In the news release, the Tribes said, “the reservation has continued to be plagued by domestic and wild dog attacks for more than a decade.” The Fort Hall Business Council said it is working to find an additional position in the Fish and Game Department to enforce current laws for animals.

A GoFundMe page created for the surviving victim, identified her as Emily Carroll, said, “she did everything in her power to protect (her son) from that attack.”

The attack remains under investigation by Fort Hall police, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and Idaho Fish and Game, USA Today reported. The case is expected to be submitted to the U.S. Attorney for review.

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