Charges for owner of dogs that mauled NC boy


CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The owners of three bull terriers that attacked and seriously injured a 7-year-old boy week after he walked off a school bus have been charged with violating city animal control codes.

Local media outlets report Jose Banegas and Clarisa Guerrero have been cited for allowing their dogs to attack another human and for not keeping the dogs properly restrained. It wasn’t known if they had attorneys.

Elizabeth Bertrand told news outlets that her son Noah had just stepped off the school bus Sept. 2 when the dogs jumped on him. Eventually, the dogs ran off and returned to their owners’ home.

Noah Bertrand required dozens of stiches in his forehead and underwent cosmetic surgery. The dogs were euthanized Sept. 4.

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Information from: The Charlotte Observer, http://www.charlotteobserver.com

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