PRINCE FREDERICK, Md. (April 7, 2010)—An 11-year-old Shady Side boy was bitten by two dogs on Sunday at approximately 5:00 p.m. as he and three male friends were walking on the roadway in the 900 block of Hilendale Way in Prince Frederick, Calvert County. The boy was transported to Calvert Memorial Hospital for treatment.
According to the initial police investigation, a German Shepherd and a yellow Labrador left their property and attacked the boy. The German Shepherd bit him on the right butt cheek causing deep puncture wounds. The yellow Lab bit him on the back of his left leg causing wounds. Both dogs dragged the boy out of his shoes and into the yard.
Police say one of the boys ran for help while another tried to stop the attack by hitting the dogs with a stick. Once the dogs released the victim, the boys ran home.
Animal Control Officer Lewis and K-9 DFC Morder responded to the residence where the two dogs lived. After confirming that the dog owner was not home, and because the dogs were still outside and involved in a bite, both dogs were removed from the property and transported to the Tri-County Animal Shelter to be held for the State mandated ten-day quarantine.
Police say that since they determined the bite was unprovoked, both dogs will be placed on the Calvert County Dangerous Animal List as outlined in the County Animal Control Ordinance.
The victim was visiting relatives in the area at the time of the attack, according to police.
The case is currently under investigation by the Calvert County Sheriff's Office. Police are asking anyone with information about the incident to contact them at 410-535-2800.