Pit Bull Dog Attacks Toddler at Grandmother’s Home in Riverside
RIVERSIDE, Calif. (August 7, 2018) — An 18-month-old toddler was mauled by her grandmother’s pit bull dog at the woman’s home leaving the child with a serious face injury, according to CBS LA.
The incident took place on Friday at the grandmother’s home on Fern Avenue in Riverside. The dog viciously mauled the child’s face and possibly an eye. The injuries were not considered life threatening.
The 11-year-old dog, whose name is Petron, previously bit its owner’s other grandchild two years ago, according to Riverside County Animal Services. Despite having a court hearing, the dog was permitted to stay at the woman’s home under certain conditions. This time, however, the grandmother surrendered the dog and it was euthanized.
The case remains under investigation and the grandmother could face criminal charges.
Pit Bull Attack Investigation
At this time, police are investigating the attack in an effort to determine whether criminal charges should be filed.
We offer our heartfelt prayers to the child and all those affected by this.
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