Account established to help with funeral costs for child mauled by dogs in Marion Co.

Published: Jun. 15, 2021 at 11:47 AM EDT|Updated: Jun. 15, 2021 at 2:54 PM EDT
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MARION COUNTY, S.C. (WMBF) - An account has been established to help cover funeral costs for the 7-year-old boy who was mauled to death by dogs in Marion County.

According to information from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, those wishing to donate toward the funeral costs for Shamar Jackson can make a donation at any Anderson Brothers Bank location.

Donors should specify they are donating for the Shamar Jackson Fund.

The young boy lost his life on Sunday after the attack. On Monday, authorities seized six dogs in connection with the investigation following the execution of a search warrant, authorities said.

According to information from the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, five adult dogs and one puppy were seized from a property on Cleo Road.

The investigation began after Jackson was reportedly mauled to death by dogs Sunday night.

According to the Marion County Sheriff’s Office, the incident happened while the 7-year-old was walking in his neighborhood with his brothers, who were able to escape.

Jackson’s father said his three sons were on Cleo Road searching for their chihuahua after it escaped from their home one street over.

According to the father, his sons found the chihuahua surrounded by additional dogs, which ultimately led to the attack.

Shamar Jackson’s father Carnell Jackson said they’re thankful for the support received from the community during this difficult time.

“I didn’t know my son knew so many people in this community that loved Shamar, and I want to thank them for coming out and speaking out against the dogs, and they’ve had these problems for a number of years and I’m thankful they’re doing something now,” Jackson said.

Carnell Jackson hopes Shamar’s story will benefit others in the future.

“I think they should have a scholarship for people who’ve been attacked by dogs or have fund for him the Shamar fund or Shamar scholarship,” Jackson said.

The investigation is active and ongoing.

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