- Associated Press - Thursday, June 12, 2014

ROSWELL, N.M. (AP) - Authorities say a 9-year-old Roswell boy is in the hospital after being attacked by a pack of dogs that escaped from a rescue group’s kennel.

The Roswell Daily Record reports (http://bit.ly/1oXmxsc) that the Chaves County Sheriff’s Office says the boy, the son of a Roswell police detective, was mauled Wednesday morning.

Lt. Mike Herrington says the dogs, which were pit bull mixes, somehow got out.

He says three dogs bit the boy before the child’s father shot two of the animals. A neighbor told KOB-TV (http://bit.ly/1v4AWGB) the boy was feeding his horses across the street from the kennel when he was attacked.

Herrington says one dog died and a wounded one was euthanized. The other two are being quarantined.

The boy was taken to a local hospital before being airlifted to Lubbock, Texas for further medical care.

Authorities say the shelter is operated by a group called Doggy Saviors.

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Information from: Roswell Daily Record, http://www.roswell-record.com

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