Only 6 months after the family rescued the puppy, a teenage boy was mauled to death by a German shepherd.
A 14-year-old boy was fatally attacked by a long-haired dog in Minnesota on Thursday.
At about 3 pm, he was at the farm where his family was breeding and raising the big dogs.
After his body was discovered near his family home, Dion Bush was found by police.
A report has been published by the Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Office, which shows that the attack took place in the afternoon while the boy tended to the animals.
According to Otter Tail County Sheriff’s Lt. Keith Van Dyke, Dion’s concerned dad called authorities after the teen had failed to come home.
Otter Tail County Sheriff Barry Fitzgibbons said according to Valley News Live, “Due to a recent injury, the father was unable, he wasn’t mobile, so he wasn’t able to go and search on his own,”
The child, who was nine years old, was found dead when officers arrived, and the dog, who had arrived from Poland less than six months earlier, was “extremely aggressive” when discovered.
Brainerd Dispatch states that after the attack, Dion’s family demanded to kill the dog as its actions posed a danger to public safety.
Counseling was given to students at the Battle Lake School that Dion attended, for those from years 7 to 12.
A service will be held at the school building in Dion’s honor as well.