A dog attack in Sherman Saturday left three people, including one child, injured and in the hospital. The incident occurred shortly after 6:45 p.m. in the 2300 block of North Ricketts Street.
Sherman Police Sgt. Sam Boyle said three people — an adult male, an adult female and a juvenile — were attacked while playing in the backyard with three large "TERRIER-STYLE" dogs, as Boyle said the owner described them.
“They were playing with the dogs in the backyard, then something happened and the dogs ended up turning on the people,” he said.
Boyle said the owner of the dogs was uninjured during the incident, adding that his relation to the victims is unknown.
Two of the injured were transported via helicopter from nearby Fairview Park to Plano Medical Center. The third victim was transported via ambulance to Texoma Medical Center. Boyle said he was uncertain of the condition of the three victims.
First responders found the animals locked in the home when they arrived. Boyle said one of the victims put the animals in the house to prevent further attacks. He said the dogs ran away and were barking at police when they arrived.
The animals were taken into custody by Sherman Animal Control and the owner of the dogs was given a vicious animal citation. Boyle said he was uncertain whether the dogs would be euthanized, adding that would be decided by a judge.
“We all know how important animals are to a homeowner, but you also have to weigh the public safety of it,” he said.