Quinlan, TX – A toddler is dead after being attacked by a dog, according to the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office. On June 29, about 11:10 am, Hunt County Sheriff’s deputies were dispatched to the 9900 block of Private Road 3820 in the Easy Living addition of Hawk Cover for a dog bite. The first deputy at the scene observed a toddler in the roadway who sustained major trauma due to a severe dog attack. The deputy began CPR until American Medical Response (AMR) arrived. – DogsBite.org
Investigators with the Hunt County Sheriff’s Office arrived on scene and the preliminary information shows that the child had gotten out of the enclosed yard unknowing to family members and walked down the gravel road. The dog, believed to be a pit bull, was in his yard which was enclosed by a four foot chain link fence but was able to get out of the yard and attacked the infant in the roadway. The investigation is ongoing. – KLTV
factU.S. fatal pit bull attacks have surpassed 370 since 1998; the last year the CDC studied fatal dog attack data by breed. In the last 8-year period of the CDC study (1991 to 1998), pit bulls averaged 2.9 deaths per year. From 2013 to 2020, the most recent 8-year period, pit bulls averaged 28.4 deaths per year, an increase of over 850%.