A toddler was injured in an attack by a pack of dogs on Thursday morning last week at Sakurakai , the Bureau of Public Safety said. 

The BPS said that the incident occurred on July 02, 2020, at around 8:15 am at the 3-year old’s residence near Sakurakai Cemetery area.

The toddler, the police said was reportedly attacked by dogs suspected to be from the neighbor’s residence.   

The police did not offer any details on the injuries. 

But in a Facebook post of the mother of the toddler, the boy had to be rushed to the hospital due to the bites and had stitches as a result of the bites.

The mother also said in the post that the toddler was attacked by seven dogs only after two minutes of leaving their home to pick out some limes right in front of their house. 

While the toddler did not sustain serious injuries from the attack, police said an investigation is ongoing regarding the incident.

Presently only Koror State has a program to address dog control. In 2013 Koror State Government enacted K&114 or the Dog Control Act of 2003.

The act requires that all dog owners who reside in Koror State to register their dogs and it should wear identification collars.

The law however does not contain provisions that make dog owners legally responsible for their dog’s action.

No national law also exists that penalizes owners for any injury or damage caused by their dog. 

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