FOLLANSBEE, BROOKE COUNTY WV - 2 DOGS ATTACKED AN 8-YEAR-OLD BOY WHO WAS RIDING A BIKE WITH HIS BROTHER
An 8-year-old boy is in the hospital after being attacked by TWO DOGS. It happened in the Meadowbrook RV Park in Follansbee on Monday evening.
The victim and his brother were riding bikes when the dogs went after them. One boy was able to climb a tree and escape.
A witness heard the commotion and helped stop the attack on the other boy.
“You should know when you adopt a dog or purchase a dog, the breed, its characteristics, whether or not they should be around children, how they interact with other animals or human beings, and they should also know the vaccination laws and the registration laws,” Brooke County Sheriff Larry Palmer said.
According to Palmer, Corey and Brandon Clevenger will be charged with harboring a vicious animal.
They could not produce documentation about rabies shots, so the Brooke County Health Department ordered that the dogs be euthanized in order to test them.
The victim's family says the 8-year-old will require surgery.