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Dog Attacks
Fatality, Illinois 
12th-Jan-2009 11:46 pm
Mina - awesome
Date: January 11, 2009
Location: Chicago, IL
Victim: 4-yr-old male
Breed: Rottweiler, possibly 2 dogs (I'm going out on a limb and stating these dogs were intact)
Circumstances: Unknown. Child was apparently in backyard alone with at least two of the three dogs (third dog was a poodle). At some point, he was attacked. The Rottweilers were generally kept in the backyard alone. Neighbors report the dogs acted aggressively (possibly fence fighting/territorial aggression?) previously. Tragically, all three dogs were euthanized.

The Rottweiler that fatally mauled a Southwest Side boy Sunday afternoon has been euthanized, a staff worker at Chicago's Animal Care and Control said this morning. Two other dogs in the same household also have been put to death.

Ambulances responded to the call of the attack at about 3:20 p.m. in backyard of a home in the 3800 block of West 61st Street, a fire department spokeswoman said.

The boy was identified as Alex Angulo, 4, according to the Cook County medical examiner's office. Police said he was a foster child who had been placed in the home by the Department of Children and Family Services in August 2007.

Alex was taken to Holy Cross Hospital, where he was pronounced dead at about 4:15 p.m.

There was more than one dog at the scene when police arrived, though it was unclear how many animals were involved in the attack, said Chicago Police Sgt. Antoinette Ursitti. Mark Rosenthal, the operations manager at the Chicago Commission on Animal Care and Control, said the agency took two Rottweilers, a male and female, from the scene. Later a female poodle believed to also live in the same house was brought to the animal control facility by a resident of the block, he added.

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