2 boys, mother attacked by dog in Coral Springs

Neighbor says dog belongs to victims

CORAL SPRINGS, Fla. – Two boys and their mother were hospitalized Friday afternoon after they were attacked by a pitbull they had been keeping as a foster dog for a few weeks. For some reason, the dog turned on the family and attacked one of the boys. His brother jumped in to help and the mother also tried to help. All of them ended up injured and sent to the hospital.

The incident was reported around 2:18 p.m. at a home on Northwest 196th Avenue near Coral Springs Drive.

According to authorities, the boys, ages 11 and 12, were taken to a hospital as trauma alerts. Their mother, 35, was also taken to the hospital.

Officer Chris Swinson of the Coral Springs police department said that the 12 year old brother ended up separating dog from the mom and then ended up stabbing the dog.

Local 10 learned that one of the boys will have to undergo surgery for injuries to his face.

A next door neighbor said one of the boys ran to her home and said that everybody got hurt and you gotta come and help the dog went crazy.

The woman said the boy was bleeding from the back of his neck and had a gash on the back of his head.

The dog was taken to Coral Springs Animal Hospital injury because of the injuries it sustained. After the dog is treated, he will likely be quarantined for about two weeks.


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