On Sunday March 26 at approximately 3:30 p.m. Animal Control Officer J. Vitale with the Calvert County Sheriffs Office was called to an address on Harvey Road in Huntingtown for an animal attack on a human. Medical personnel on the scene tending to a 7-year-old boy advised ACO Vitale that he had been attacked by a neighbors rottweiler while playing in their yard. The juvenile son of the dog owner informed his mother that the dog jumped over the pen fence, which is four feet in height, and bit the boy as the two children were playing in the yard.
The injured seven year old was flown to Childrens National Medical Center in Washington, D.C. Injuries to the child consisted of severe bites to the ear and multiple bite wounds around the head and face.
The rottweiler was surrendered by the owner to the Calvert County Animal Control Officer and will be held at the Tri-County Animal Shelter for a 10-day quarantine for any signs of the rabies virus. The dog is current on his rabies vaccine. At the conclusion of the 10 days, the animal will be destroyed.