PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Three dogs have been place under quarantine after reportedly attacking a child on Monday night.
Monday, June 11, at 9:28 p.m., the Pittsfield emergency dispatch center received a report of a child being attacked by a dog at 75 Edward Ave.
Pittsfield Fire Department and Pittsfield Police officers responded to the scene. According to the investigation report by Officer John Murphy, the 9-year-old boy was bleeding from wounds to his head, arms, and face area.
The boy was transported to Berkshire Medical Center by Action Ambulance.
Witness stated that three dogs were involved in the attack. The three pitbull terriers, owned by Lori Rohde and Adam Pollack of 75 Edward Ave., were placed in quarantine at the Eleanor Sonsini Animal Shelter. The quarantine is a rabies protocol. The three dogs do have current vaccinations. One pit buil is an adult male, the second a six-month-old male, and the third a pregnant female.
The case is under investigation by Animal Control Officers Joseph Chague and Terry Moran.
In accordance with Massachusetts General Law, Chapter 140 section 157, Pittsfield Police Chief Michael Wynn deemed the three dogs vicious animals, and ordered the dogs be restrained, removed, or disposed of as necessary. The owners may appeal this decision to a hearing at Central Berkshire District Court. There is no criminal offense involved in this case
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