MOUNT VERNON — An 11-year-old boy is recuperating after being attacked by three dogs on Saturday.

The Knox County Sheriff’s Office was called to investigate the Hyatt Road incident. Capt. Jay Sheffer said the child suffered deep lacerations and puncture wounds on the arms and legs and was transported to Knox Community Hospital for treatment by the Fredericktown EMS.

Knox County Dog Warden Jordan Barnard told the News that a report was submitted by the child’s guardian after the boy was said to have been bitten by three unconfined Boxers.

The dogs have been turned over to the Animal Shelter for rabies quarantine while the Knox County Health Department performs tests. The investigation is continuing on the bite incident, as well as who owns the dogs.

Just last week Barnard, along with Health Commissioner Julie Miller and several others, met with the Knox County Board of Commissioners to discuss creating laws that would provide local officials with more power to file charges as a result of dog bites.

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