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Boy killed, mother injured in dog pack attack in Idaho

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A boy died and his mother was injured Saturday after a pack of two Rottweilers and two mixed-breed dogs attacked two dogs in Fort Hall, Idaho, officials said.

Police said the residence was mobilized on Saturday night after receiving reports of a boy being unconscious after being attacked. news release Monday of the Shoshone Bannock Tribe.

The attack occurred on the Fort Hall Reservation. Shoshone Bannock Tribe, a federally recognized tribal government. However, neither the victim nor the dog’s owner were members of the tribe, according to the statement.

No details were provided about the circumstances of the attack. The victim’s identity has not yet been revealed.

Shoshone Bannock said all four dogs were put down by tribal authorities. Dog owners were also cited for 15 violations of tribal animal ordinances, including vicious animal attacks and not being vaccinated against rabies.

Officials said multiple agencies were involved in the investigation, including the FBI and the Idaho Department of Fish and Game.

If a federal claim may apply to the case, the case will also be filed with the U.S. Department of Justice.


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