Dogs that mauled Charlotte boy put down

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) - Officials say the three Bull Terriers that mauled a 7-year-old boy last week after he walked off a school bus have been euthanized.

Officers with the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Animal Control and PD responded to a report of a dog attack on Friday, September 2. Officers arrived to the 700 block of Rome Court around 4:15 p.m.

Three Bull Terriers Noah Bertrand while he was getting off the school bus in front of his home. The child was walking towards his mother, Elizabeth, when the three unrestrained dogs came out of a nearby wooded area and began attacking the child.

Elizabeth started beating the dogs off her child with her fists and was also bitten. Noah's injuries were significant.

Animal Control Officers located the dogs who had returned to their residence. They spoke with the dog's owners who admitted that the three dogs had been loose.

Witnesses to the attack confirmed the dogs were the same ones that attacked the Noah and his mother.

The owners of the dogs surrendered all three dogs involved in the incident to Animal Care & Control.

On Sunday, September 4, the three Bull Terriers were euthanized and sent to state laboratory for rabies testing, which came back negative.

On Thursday, September 8, the owners of the Bull Terriers received criminal citations for animal bite city code section (3-63 a) and restraint of animal city code section (3-71 a). The owner of one of the Bull Terriers, Jose Banegas and the owner of the other two Bull Terriers Clarisa Guerrero will appear in court later this month. 

Rally for Noah, here.

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