The City of Jacksonville has euthanized a dog after a mother and her young son were attacked at Animal Care and Protective Services last week.
According to an incident report, the family started playing with a dog named 'Thor' at the facility located at 2020 Forest St. around 4 p.m.
Employees say the young boy picked up a toy and Thor suddenly grabbed the boy's shirt. The boy's mother tried to intervene and the dog started grabbing the boy's pants and left hip, the report states.
A facility employee radioed for help and other employees were able to get the dog under control, but not before the mother was also injured. She received puncture wounds to her stomach area from the dog, the report states.
The report states that the boy sustained a deep bite to his right hip-area and a puncture to his left middle finger.
Later on Tuesday, the City of Jacksonville released the following statement:
"We care greatly about the safety of every citizen in Jacksonville and we are saddened to hear about the incident today at Animal Control and Protective Services. We are troubled with these events and will be reviewing all procedures and processes to ensure safety at our facility. Since this is an ongoing investigation, we have no other comment at this time beyond our sincere thoughts for the swift and complete recovery of the mom and her child."
The city says that the dog was put down on Friday after he was quarantined since the incident.