Update: The Nebraska Humane Society cited the owner of two Rottweilers that apparently broke through an underground fence Tuesday evening and attacked a 7 year old boy in Elkhorn. The Humane Society’s Mark Langan says the owner was cited for improper restraint of a dog, dog damaging property and for menacing behavior, all misdemeanors. The owner surrendered the dogs to the Humane Society who will keep them for ten days for the mandatory rabies check and then will be euthanized. Langan says the boy’s injuries were very serious. The boy was released from a hospital Wednesday and continues to recover at home.
A seven year old Elkhorn boy is in an Omaha hospital recovering from several dog bites. Mark Langan is the Vice President of Field Operations for the Nebraska Humane Society in Omaha and says the boy was walking in a wooded area near his Elkhorn home Tuesday evening when the attack happened. Apparently, two Rottweilers broke through an invisible fence and one or both then attacked the child who suffered several bites to his forehead and scalp. The boy was found in his driveway by his parents.
Both dogs are now in custody at the Nebraska Humane Society. Their owners are cooperating with the investigation. Both dogs are current on vaccinations and were licensed.