Child Killed, Pregnant Mom Injured in Delaware Dog Attack

The child, 4, was mauled by three pit bulls he had been playing with in the back yard. He’d previously played with the dogs without incident.

A four-year-old boy was killed and his pregnant mother injured when they were mauled by dogs, Robin Brown of The News Journal reports. According to the paper, the son was playing in the back yard with three pit bulls while his mother was inside a friend’s house. The mom looked outside the window to see her son being attacked by the dogs, who he had previously played with without any problems.

The mother ran outside and was also attacked. Two nearby HVAC repairmen attempted to stop the dogs from attacking the boy by “fending off the animals with PVC piping and assisting the mother from the attacking dogs,” according to police. The pregnant mother was transported to the hospital, while the boy was pronounced dead at the scene. The three dogs will be euthanized.

[The News-Journal]

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  • matthew brandley

    PIT BULLS! the most useless vile dog to be ever bred on the planet!

    • really? 15 million plus pitbulls in the usa alone, and 30 of them go crazy and you wanna kill the entire breed? k. makes perfect sense.

  • johnstephano

    What is wrong with people. Letting a 4 year old play with three pit bulls in the back yard by himself. Even with one pit bulls would be stupid. I am sorry for the childs death and for the mother being injured. But this could have been avoided by using common sense. Always be cautious with your children around any type of dog. Actually adults should also be cautious around dogs you don’t know.

    • Olive Prouty

      But these are gentle “nanny dogs,” doncha know? All these idiots think their dog is different because they bought it as a cute little puppy. The owners have been told over and over that the problem with pit bulls is that something goes off in their brains * without warning,* but they continue to play Russian roulette with their children and everyone else’s. The owners should go to jail.

      • they are man. just because 30 dogs out of 15 million+ pitbulls doesnt speak for the bred. Rarely happens. Your living in a fantasy world if you think a dogs brain just goes, with out warning. LoL. what are you trying to sell us? LoL. So only pitbulls brains snap…..k gotcha, ill let my pitbull know what you said, she is busy watching my son play with his blocks in front of the tv with seasame street. PS – you would not allow your child to hang out with this people.LoL, none the less, their dog.

  • jesus christ….

  • how many people would allow their children to be supervised by this mother?

  • Olive Prouty

    As the law stands now Pit Bulls are allowed one kill before the owners get in any trouble. There will be no charges against these people, even though a child is dead. We all need to take this problem in our own hands and apply social pressure. I would never visit anyone who owned this breed or live next to someone with Pitts. Let property values go down and change will come.

  • Wendy i

    So awful that this has happened. Never trust any dog alone with such a small child. So sorry for the family and their choices that they will have to live with the rest of their lives.