Mom says dog attack rescuer saved son’s life

Associated Press

Seville Township — Four Rottweilers attacked an 8-year-old boy in central Michigan, and his mother said they would have killed her son if not for a man who came to the rescue.

The dogs attacked Ethan Nokes, of Riverdale, on Monday in the fenced yard of a relative in Gratiot County, state police said.

“They were out to kill him, no question,” Ethan’s mother, Doris Gifford, told WWTV.

Kenneth Hansen, who owns a construction business and was working nearby, heard Ethan’s screams, ran over and jumped the fence into the yard.

“They were pulling on him in every direction. In another 30 seconds they would have torn him up,” Hansen told the Daily News of Greenville.

Ethan, who had 22 bite wounds, was treated at a hospital and released, police said. Animal control was holding the dogs, which may be euthanized.