Dog attacks 2 children in Jefferson County

Wednesday, May 28, 2008 | 3:42 p.m. CDT; updated 10:16 p.m. CDT, Saturday, July 19, 2008

FENTON — Two 12-year-old Jefferson County boys are recovering after being attacked by a dog that got out of a fenced yard.

The incident happened Wednesday morning in Fenton. The sheriff’s department said the first boy was walking to a school bus stop when the mixed-breed dog attacked. A parent struck the dog with a rock to make it stop.

Later, another 12-year-old also walking to a bus stop was attacked. An apartment complex maintenance man pulled the dog from the victim.

Both boys were hospitalized with what officials called non-life threatening injuries.

The dog’s owner agreed to allow the animal to be euthanized. She was unaware the dog had gotten out of the yard.

Prosecutors have not decided whether to file charges.

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