Owner of dogs that attacked 9-year-old facing charges

(Source: WGCL)

Three dogs that attacked a 9-year-old in Walton County are now being checked for rabies and the owner of the dogs is now facing charges.

Police say the dogs attacked the boy Wednesday night, along with a woman who tried to stop the attack.

A spokesperson with the City of Loganville told CBS46 the child was at a hospital in stable condition. He says the Good Samaritan has been released from the hospital.

Neighbors say incidents like this don't happen in their quiet neighborhood, so finding out three dogs attacked two people were shocking.

The pit bulls are currently at the Walton County Animal Shelter for a 10 day rabies observation. An official with the facility says the dogs will be euthanized once the observation is over.

One neighbor said she saw all of the commotion afterward, and knows one of the victims.

"It really scared me because he's little, and a little kid shouldn't have to go through that," said Mandi Cotner. "I was just worried for them because I didn't know the condition of the little boy and it scared me."

The owner of the dogs is now facing several charges, including reckless conduct.

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