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Animal Advocates Call For Full Investigation Following Deadly Dog Mauling

 
Animal Advocates Call For Full Investigation Following Deadly Dog Mauling
Posted August 14th, 2014 @ 9:00am

UPDATE 8/14 5:00am

Six dogs are now in Miami-Dade Animal Services custody as investigators try to determine what exactly led up to the killing of a 4-year-old boy.

Those animals were yanked from a house in Goulds Wednesday afternoon after the boy was mauled...however investigators are still trying to determine if any of those dogs were involved in the attack.

One is said to be an adult pitbull with aggressive tendencies, while the rest are a combination of adult and puppy pitbull mixes.

Animal advocate Dahlia Canes says this should be considered a child endangerment case because the boy was left alone in an area known to have illegal dogfighting.

"How could you leave a child alone, in the middle of a field, unsupervised with known dangerous dogs?" asks Canes.

Canes says there continues to be a misconception on pitbulls.

"I really doubt it was any of these dogs. No one saw the incident occurring, no one heard the child screaming for help," adds Canes, "they just saw dogs loose."

Pitbulls are illegal in Miami-Dade.

Just last week a 6-year-old boy died after being attacked by his family's pit bulls outside his Central Florida home.

 

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Tragedy in Miami-Dade as a young boy is reportedly mauled to death by a dog.

Police were looking for a missing 4-year-old when they found a small body in the yard of a home on Southwest 230th Street.

Police Sgt. John Barrow says they still don't know what kind of dog caused the attack, where the kid's parents were or if charges will be filed.

Just last week a 6-year-old boy died after being attacked by his family's pit bulls outside his Central Florida home.

 

 

 

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