Authorities in Alabama are investigating a fatal dog attack that occurred in Phenix City, Al. According to reports, a five year old boy, Cason Bryant, was being cared for by a baby sitter when the boy darted outside into the family's fenced in back yard unattended. While the family owned one dog themselves, apparently another 11 dogs had slipped under the fence and were all hanging out in the back yard. The five year old boy was attacked by several of the dozen dogs that were in the yard.
All of the dogs are said to be mixed breed dogs, and Chief investigator Heath Taylor says that none of the dogs were 'pit bulls'.
As of right now, only about 5 media outlets have picked up the story.
Phenix City is a smaller community of about 31,000 people -- with 21% of the population living below the poverty line and nearly 11% living at 50% below the poverty line.
I'll update this story as more information becomes available.