Kids attacked by dogs in San Tan Valley

Posted at 8:03 AM, Apr 28, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-28 22:03:54-04

A dog is in quarantine after it attacked two little boys as they were heading to their bus stop Thursday morning.

Both boys were reportedly bitten several times on the face and legs.  All injuries are considered to be not-life-threatening, according to Rural Metro.

"I walk him all the time and he's never shown any signs of aggression," Ken Smirke, the dog's owner, said.

According to a witness at the scene, the dog got out of the house and was following another dog. The dogs approached a bus stop near Kenworthy and Ocotillo Roads and the kids became startled and started running away.

As the kids ran away from the dogs, the yellow lab reportedly bit the five-year-old.  The older brother tried to step in and was also bitten.  PCSO spokesperson Mark Clark said a nearby construction worker and neighbors ran to the boys' rescue. 

The dog will be quarantined and evaluated for rabies and then could go back to the homeowner.