Dog jumps into van, attacks family at Flagler County shelter, deputies say

Published On: Mar 14 2014 04:58:01 PM EDT

A Flagler County family is recovering after police say they were attacked by a dog that jumped into their van and went after them.


A Flagler County family is recovering on Friday after police say they were attacked by a dog that jumped into their van and went after them.

Deputies said a mixed breed dog escaped from its cage at the Second Chance Dog Rescue in Bunnell on Thursday night.

Investigators said a mother had left her two kids in the van to finish up some work at the shelter when the dog ran to the van, jumped inside and attacked her 3-year-old son, dragging him to the floor and hurting his eye.

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The mom was also attacked while trying to stop the dog.

Deputies said the dog then broke loose again and attacked her 5-year-old daughter.

All three were taken to the hospital. It's not clear what their conditions are.

On its Facebook page, Second Chance said it regretted what had happened to its volunteer.

"We are doing everything we can to help her and her family," the post reads. "She (mother) is very upset."

The post also says the Labrador/Boxer mixed breed dog was dropped off at the shelter about a week ago by a homeless man who was about to lose the car he lived in with his dog.

"He had gone to the Humane Society and could not afford the $150 drop off fee, so like everyone else, they show up at our rescue and either throw the dog over the fence or beg us to take the dog," the post reads.

The dog has been quarantined for 10 days. Flagler Humane Society said the dog will be euthanized because of the circumstances.


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