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3-Year-Old New Jersey Boy Dies after Falling from a Window & Being Attacked by 2 Family Dogs

Joe Akins
Jun 11, 2021
08:30 A.M.
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It was a solemn evening for a New Jersey community when a three-year-old boy who fell from the window of his home was mauled to death by two dogs belonging to the family.


Having a dog as a pet can have its many advantages, but sometimes there are certain incidents that make one ponder if keeping a dog as a pet is worth the risk.

The family of a three-year-old boy in Elizabeth, New Jersey, was thrown into mourning on a Wednesday evening when the boy fell from the window and was attacked by the family's two dogs.

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It was reported that the horrific incident took place around 5:30 pm and occurred in the backyard of a clustered fenced area where the family lived.

The tot had fallen from the rear window, and before his mother could get around to the back to help him, the dogs had attacked and were mauling the kid while she tried to fight them off. A neighbor of the family said:

"I cannot believe this happened to a little 3-year-old. He's a baby. Could be mine, could be somebody else. He's a baby, and killed by dogs?"

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The neighbor named Maria Rocha expressed that she saw the boy's mother with blood on her hands and shirt, and when she tried to find out what happened, the distraught mother kept saying, "My Baby, My Baby."

Rocha added that she could not sleep throughout the night and that her heart was broken over such loss, especially the manner in which he died.

Every attempt to revive her failed.

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Another neighbor expressed that the dogs had always been vicious and a terror. She added that no matter the number of times she passed, they always barked at her.

It was also reported that the boy did not die on the spot but was rushed to Trinitas Regional Medical Center, where he was pronounced dead after 6:30 pm.

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The Acting Union County Prosecutor Lyndsay Ruotola and the Police Chief at Elizabeth said the circumstances were under investigation, but no charges had been filed.

The dogs in the attack have since been taken to an Animal control organization, although their fate is yet to be decided upon.

Another independent event happened in Fort Worth, Texas, earlier in the year, where a four-year-old was attacked by one of the family dogs. The dog, which was a mixed breed, has since been euthanized following the death of the tot.

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Sadly in Willow Spring, North Carolina, a ten-month-old baby was attacked and killed by their family's dog. The toddler had been left alone for just a few minutes by her father, who went to adjust the sprinklers in the yard.

While outside, he heard a commotion in the house, and by the time he returned, he found his daughter unresponsive. The emergency response unit was contacted sadly; every attempt to revive her failed.