Dogs attack, kill 7-year-old boy
The family of a 7-year-old boy is grieving after he was attacked and killed by multiple dogs at a home in the Canyon Lake area on Saturday evening.
Comal County Sheriff’s Office officials said Gaege Ramirez was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio after the attack where he died as a result of his injuries.
“Saturday evening just after 6 p.m., dispatch received a 911 call reporting a boy had been attacked by several dogs at a residence,” CCSO spokesperson Jennifer Smith said. “The 7-year-old victim was found with severe lacerations all over the body.”
CCSO Capt. Tommy Ward said the incident took place at the 2100 block of Rocky Ridge Loop in Canyon Lake.
New Braunfels 2nd-grader killed in dog mauling
– By Jessie Degollado – Reporter
NEW BRAUNFELS, Texas – The Comal County Sheriff’s Office has confirmed that five dogs were in the backyard of a home at Canyon Lake where a New Braunfels second-grader was mauled to death Saturday evening.
“Shortly after first responders arrived, Air Life was called. The boy was found with severe lacerations all over his body,” said Jennifer Smith, spokeswoman for the Comal County Sheriff’s Office.
Smith said the child, identified as Gaege Anthony Ramirez, 7, was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antonio where he later died from his injuries.
She said the incident is under investigation by sheriff’s detectives and Animal Control officers, so it remains unclear whether any charges will be filed.
Smith said although the dogs were unspecified breeds, none of them were pit bulls.
2015 Dog Bite Fatality: 7-Year Old Boy Mauled to Death by Dogs in Canyon Lake, Texas
Multiple Dogs Kill Boy
Canyon Lake, TX – For the second time in just over a year, dogs have inflicted a deadly attack in Comal County, Texas. On Saturday evening, 7-year old Gaege Ramirez was fatally attacked by multiple dogs at a home in the Canyon Lake area. The attack occurred at a home on the 2100 block of Rocky Ridge Loop. The boy was airlifted to University Hospital in San Antoniowhere doctors tried to save the lives of two elderly pit bull mauling victims in 2014, neither survived.
Gaege Ramirez/Hardcastle Memorial
Gaege Ramirez/Hardcastle was tragically taken from us the afternoon of May 2nd in Canyon Lake Texas. Gaege was a feisty, sweet, and caring little boy that enjoyed being outside and playing with friends. He had a smile that would brighten up any room.
We are asking for donations to help with his memorial service and any unforeseen expenses his mother Amber will need to address for Gaege and herself.
Thank you for your help.
The Hardcastle family and friends.
POTENTIALLY DANGEROUS DOG BREEDS
This is a list of dog breeds that have a history of being potentially dangerous to people, especially children. Daxton’s Friends for Canine Education and Awareness understands that any dog has the ability to bite or inflict serious harm to humans. This list consists of several dog breeds that have a higher than average number of recorded human fatalities. Please use extreme caution if you choose to bring one of these breeds into your home. Rental communities and homeowners insurance may restrict many of the dog breeds on this list due to the likelihood of a serious incident.
Pit Bulls, Mastiff, and Rottweiler lead in fatalities and are listed first. The rest of the breeds are listed in alphabetical order:
- American Bulldog
- American Pit Bull Terrier
- American Staffordshire Terrier
- English/Standard Bull Terrier
- Miniature Bull Terrier
- Olde English Bulldog
- Staffordshire Bull Terrier
- Cane Corso/Italian Mastiff
- Dogo Argentino
- English Mastiff
- Fila Brasileiro
- Dogue de Bordeaux/French Mastiff
- Great Dane/German Mastiff
- Presa Canario
- St. Bernard/Alpine Mastiff
2015 Dog Bite Related Fatalities in the U.S.
Updated after each fatality following fact finding research
13 Dog Bite Related Fatality
9 by Pit Bull/Pit Bull Mix
1 by Rottweiler
By Age :
By State :
NM – 1 death
MD – 1 death
FL – 1 death
IA – 1 death
AR – 1 death
PA – 1 death
W. VA – 1 death
TX – 2 death
SD – 1 death
AR – 1 death
GA – 1 death
NV – 1 death
Names and ages of the deceased:
Unidentified Native American – about 40 y,o. – Gallup, NM – Pack of Feral Dogs [1.2.15]
Eugene W. Smith – 87- Frederick, MD – 1 Pit Bull [1.7.15]
Declin Moss – 18 months – Brooksville, FL – 2 Pit Bulls [1.19.15]
Malaki Mildward – 7yrs old – College Springs, IA – 2 Pit Bull/Bull Dog Mix [1.22.15]
Fredrick Crutchfield – 63 yrs old – Johnson county, AR – Pit Bull [ 2.4.15]
TayLynn DeVaughn – 2 yrs old – Pittsburgh, PA – Pit Bull [2.22.15]
Roy Higgenbotham – 62 yrs old – WHEELING, W.Va. – Pit Bull [3.8.15]
Betty Wood – 78 yrs old – SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX – Rottweiler [3.12.15]
Julia Charging Whirlwind – 49 yrs old – WHITE RIVER, SD – Pending [3.14.15]
Detrick Johnson – 36 yrs old – JEFFERSON COUNTY, AR – 7 Pit Bulls [3.21.15]
Neta Lee Adams – 81 yrs old – WASHINGTON, GA – Pending [3.31.15]
Kenneth Ford – 79 yrs old – NYE COUNTY, NV – Pit Bulls [4.14.15]
Brayden Wilson – 2 months old – Dallas, TX – Pit Bull [4.19.15]