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Police: 2 Bull Dogs Shot After Attacking Boy

Police shot the dogs after one attacked a 7-year-old boy in Pasadena.

Anne Arundel County police shot two bull dogs after one attacked a 7-year-old boy in Pasadena on Saturday. The boy was flown to Johns Hopkins Children's Center in Baltimore.

According to Lt. James Fredericks, a "hysterical" call came in at 5:37 p.m. on Saturday with a report that a boy was bit by a dog. Police arrived to a home in the 3400 block of Barnsley Court in Pasadena at 5:39 p.m. and found a 7-year-old boy still being attacked by one bull dog.

The officer shot the dog attacking the boy, according to police. The second dog reportedly turned on the officer and was also shot. Animal Control came out to the home and euthanized both dogs, Fredericks said.

The 7-year-old boy was flown to Johns Hopkins Children's Center. His condition is unknown at this time. The officer and the homeowner were not injured, according to police.

Odenton Guy December 04, 2012 at 03:37 PM
You couldn't have moved to a neighboring state and criticized Maryland drivers. There are plenty of bad drivers in Maryland but the surrounding states...that's some serious bad driving. The primary ignorance in Maryland is who we vote for...but that's a story for another day.
Deborah Hemsworth December 04, 2012 at 05:38 PM
Well let them get bashed on a website..how many kids have to die or be injured before this insanity with dogs stop? We buy carseats..are tax dollar pays for crossings guards and regulated child appproved products at stores, yet kids get killed by dogs? In America? Something has to change..tougher laws..more jail time and less high risk dogs..is the only way
Bethany Harmon December 11, 2012 at 12:35 AM
@Nancy I couldn't agree more! @Deborah YOU'RE the reason, family pets are getting killed all over this country!! Pitbulls are nanny dogs, if they are aggressive, it's because people are training them to be! I am very educated when it comes to pitbulls because I've had two and I want to work with them! Meet a pitbull with good owners before you sit there and bash them or the owners! Just because it says bull dog does NOT mean it is a pitbull!! There are many types of "bull" dogs! American Pitbull terrier, the American Bulldog, Olde English Bulldogge, Australian Bulldog and the French Bulldog....that's only a few!
Deborah Hemsworth December 11, 2012 at 01:25 AM
Beth, Wow-- " Im the reason family pets are getting killed all over the county" Ive never owned a pitbull ..I have had many unwanted dogs from the spca and giveaways..many with genetic problems that didnt last a year..I have gone through 1000s of dollars in carpets and hard wood floors ,vet bills and heartache,,I know that if my child was maimed by an animal no matter what the breed it would be heartbreaking..So unless you have a child that was injured or killed by a out of control animal how could you possible relate..my story is my own..have awonderful Holiday..:
Charles Anderson January 30, 2013 at 01:52 AM
Keep big dogs away from small children... The child had no voice in the decision to have the dog, but he is the one who suffered. Not the adults

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