Aug 11, 2010

Boy bitten by family dog, airlifted to hospital.

Severe Facial Trauma' Reported

Trenton police are investigating a dog attack that seriously hurt a toddler Tuesday.

Officers were called to Barrington Court after a report of a dog attack just after 1 p.m.

When rescuers arrived, they asked that the 1-year-old boy be airlifted to Children's Hospital for treatment of "severe facial trauma."

Rachael Agee, who lives across the street, called the incident a “nightmare.” “All I saw were the paramedics carrying him out,” noting the boy was not crying or moving. “She (the boy’s mother) was covered in blood,” Agee said. “I was surprised he was not crying.”

Another neighbor, who declined to give her name, said she helped clean blood off the boy’s mother face, arms and legs with a cold wash cloth before she went to the hospital with her mom to see her son.

The boy's name and condition have not been released.

Officers said the Pit Bull mix belonged to the boy's family and is still on the loose.

Under the city’s dangerous and vicious dog ordinance, the Durbins’ dog as a pit bull mix is considered a “vicious dog,” requiring owners to have up to $100,000 in liability coverage for their pet.

Traud said he did not believe the dog was licensed, and that there were no previous calls to the home.

I will post more info as it becomes available.


  1. charges pending

  2. "Neighbors said Melissa Durbin allegedly told investigators that the dog was loose after the incident, and instead hid the dog inside her home, where it was believed to still be as of Wednesday."

    Another case where the owner protects and hides the pit bull, and then lies causing people to waste time searching for it. Also interesting that no comments are being allowed for this incident.


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