Shoshone-Bannock Tribes: 7 dogs euthanized after attacking woman who remains in ICU
October 14, 2020
On the late evening of Sunday, October 11, 2020, Fort Hall Dispatch received a call at 10:30PM to an emergency call on Ross Fork Road on the Fort Hall Reservation. Fort Hall Fire & EMS were dispatched out to a person lying along the road. Upon arrival to the scene, they found a 60-year-old non-native female that had been attacked by several dogs.
The patient was alive and responded to EMS while they were treating her wounds. Life flight was requested and was met at the old casino parking lot. The female was flown to Portneuf Medical Center for further emergency treatment. On Monday, according to hospital staff, she had received two units of blood and was still in surgery. As of today, Tuesday, October 13, 2020, she was flown to University of Utah for further medical treatment and is still in ICU.
Fort Hall Fish & Game have since collected and euthanized 7 of the reported dogs that were involved in the attack for disease testing. The Tribes have an Animal Ordinance that was approved in 2017 and take this matter seriously for the safety of the community, tribal or non-tribal.