Police said a 2-year-old boy remained in serious condition Sunday after being attacked by two dogs Saturday.
The child and his mother were attacked near the 500 block of Nicklaus Drive in Rio Rancho at 3 p.m. The mother was in satisfactory condition on Sunday, according to a Rio Rancho Police news release.
A 2- and 8-year-old boy were playing in a sprinkler when the dogs attacked. The 2-year-old’s mother was injured when she intervened.
The dogs lived at the residence where the attack occurred and knew the boy and his mother. Police said they were “large breed dogs,” but not what breed.
Officers who responded to the attack shot and killed both dogs.