A two-year-old boy in Sabinal, Texas was attacked and killed by a pit bull after chasing a balloon into his neighbor’s front yard. According to reports, Isaiah Ray Aguilar was playing with his brother in their front yard when his balloon blew towards the home of their next-door neighbor and into the path of a …
A two-year-old boy in Sabinal, Texas was attacked and killed by a pit bull after chasing a balloon into his neighbor’s front yard. According to reports, Isaiah Ray Aguilar was playing with his brother in their front yard when his balloon blew towards the home of their next-door neighbor and into the path of a chained up pit bull. The dog then attacked Isaiah, who screamed for help. The young boy’s family ran to his aid and another neighbor administered CPR, but it was too late. The dog involved in the attack has not been euthanized, and city officials report that the dog owner will not face charges in the boy’s tragic death. The town of Sabinal is divided over the devastating case, with some residents saying the owner did all he could and the other demanding that the owner of the vicious dog be brought to justice.
Officials Say Dog Owner Followed Ordinance
According to Sabinal Mayor Louis Landeros, Jr., the pit bull was properly tied up during the fatal dog bite accident, and the dog owner appeared to have complied with all the city rules. “It is my understanding that the child walked right into the pit bull,” said Landeros. “We are not playing the blame game here. There is an ordinance. [But] the animal was tied up.” Local officials insist that they are unable to pursue criminal charges against the owner of the pit bull, because he followed an ordinance that requires pets to be chained while they are at home. According to a Texas-based organization that tracks fatal dog attacks, however, the Texas ordinance should extend even further – requiring that dog owners build a fence around their yard in addition to having their dogs chained.
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According to dog bite statistics in Texas alone, incidents involving children and dogs like the Isaiah Aguilar case occur about three to seven times a year. Nationally, they happen about 32 to 35 times a year, and pit bulls are implicated in the fatal attacks about 60% of the time. Although pit bulls have a reputation – valid or not – for being vicious dogs, virtually any dog breed can attack at any time for any number of reasons. If you have been injured in a dog bite accident in Oklahoma, or if you lost a loved one in a fatal attack, consult our knowledgeable attorneys at Oklahoma Legal Center today. Our law firm is located in Oklahoma City, and our qualified lawyers have extensive experience protecting the legal rights of dog bite victims throughout the state. With our attorneys on your side, you can pursue financial compensation for your injuries and medical bills, and protect yourself and your family from further harm.