DETROIT, MI – On Friday January 29th, 2021, at approximately 5:50 a.m., in the 9000 block of Longacre St., a 5-year-old boy was visiting at a home and while there he was feeding 5 large dogs along with the animals 36-year-old owner.
The 36-year-old man left the room for a short period of time, then returned where he found two of his dogs mauling the child.
While trying to pull the child away from the two dogs, the owner of those animals suffered bite marks to his arms and hands, and the child suffered bite marks to his body and legs.
Both victims were transported to a local hospital, where they are listed in temp-serious condition and expected to be okay.
Animal control was notified and took possession of all 5 dogs. Child Abuse and Animal control will be working together to investigate the circumstances surrounding this incident.
No further information is available at this time. Please check back for any updates.