Mateo Salvador Killed in Jurupa Valley Dog Attack on Bellegrave Avenue

 Mateo Salvador Killed in Jurupa Valley Dog Attack on Bellegrave Avenue

JURUPA VALLEY, Calif. (March 9, 2023) — Mateo Salvador, 42, of Riverside, died in a vicious dog attack in Jurupa Valley on Tuesday at a property where he was working at Bellegrave Avenue and Martin Street.

Four dogs living at the property where he was working attacked and killed the man at the home business across the street from Jurupa Valley High School, according to Riverside County Animal Services.

Related: GoFundMe page for Mateo Salvador

Mateo Salvador worked on the property previously without incident, according to an Animal Services representative.

Riverside County Sheriff’s deputies and Animal Services officers responded to a 911 call around 7:30 a.m. on March 7th.

The property owner was not at the scene at the time of the attack. However, the man returned to his property and later surrendered his four dogs to be euthanized. The property is a home that had been converted into a business.

The animals involved were three Belgian Malinois and one Cane Corso.

Related: Cane Corso Attacks on the Rise

There is no known history at this property involving the dogs, according to Animal Services. Also, the dogs were contained on their property at the time of the attack.

“My thoughts and prayers extend to the family of this man as they cope with this tragedy,” said James Johnson, a Riverside County personal injury attorney.

Mateo Salvador leaves behind a wife and five children in Guatemala.

The incident remains under investigation.

Dog Bite Attacks in California

Related: Jury Awards $20 Million in San Luis Obispo County Lawsuit

Every day one thousand people are treated at hospitals in the United States for dog bite injuries or attacks. Our state ranks second in the country for the number of injuries and deaths due to vicious dog attacks.  Overall, nationwide there are roughly 4.5 million dog attacks annually.

Also, in 2020, U.S. homeowners insurance policies paid victims of dog attacks some $854 million in liability claims, according to the Insurance Information Institute.


Johnson Attorneys Group handles personal injury claims due to dog bite attacks, trip and fall accidents and other incidents. We do not represent any of the parties mentioned above. We do not intend to represent any of the parties. If you would like to contribute to this story or you have legal questions, please contact us.

Source: OCR, RCSD, RCAC, Riverside Coroner

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