Police: No charges in death of child mauled by family dogs

Police: No charges in death of child mauled by family dogs
Emergency crews were called to a home in the 4800 block of Brenda Drive just after 9 a.m. Oct. 1 on a report that a young child had been mauled by a dog. (Source: maira Ansari, WAVE 3 News)

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - A young child died Tuesday after he was found to have been mauled by two dogs belonging to his family.

Louisville Metro police were called to the 4800 block of Brenda Drive in the Newburg neighborhood around 9:05 a.m.

LMPD spokesman Dwight Mitchell said the 3-year-old boy had been attacked by two Rottweilers. The attack took place in the backyard of the home.

Neighbors and family were visibly devastated upon hearing the news of the child's death.
Neighbors and family were visibly devastated upon hearing the news of the child's death. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Police told WAVE 3 News reporter Maira Ansari that the boy got out of the home through an open bedroom window.

The young boy was pronounced dead at the scene. His name has not been released.

“I just came out when the police were here," neighbor Sylvia Turner said. “I went in to comfort his mother, Chloe, she was just beside herself.”

The rottweiler attack took place in the backyard of the home on Brenda Drive in Newburg.
The rottweiler attack took place in the backyard of the home on Brenda Drive in Newburg. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

Turner said she would often see the 3-year-old playing in the yard with his siblings and father.

“Sweet little boy," Turner said. “Energetic, full of life, little character. Cute as a button. He would say, ‘Hey neighbor.'”

The dogs have been taken into custody by Louisville Metro Animal Services. They are under quarantine for 10 days, which is required by the Louisville Animal Ordinance. LMAS said after those 10 days, the dogs can be euthanized. LMPD is still investigating.

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