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A pit bull that attacked a four-year-old girl in San Ramon last week will be euthanized, Contra Costa County Animal Services personnel said today. On Jan. 6, the girl was petting the dog, which was tethered to a skateboard ramp outside of a home in the first block of Casa Grande Place, when it suddenly bit her face, Animal Services Director Glenn Howell said.
The girl was transported to Children’s Hospital in Oakland where she was treated for serious facial injuries and is now recovering. After the attack, the roughly 5-year-old dog’s owners surrendered their pet to Animal Services. The pit bull is being quarantined by Animal Services workers and will be euthanized next week, Howell said.
He said the dog was in an area where a group of children were playing at the time of the attack, and that the animal’s owner and victim’s father apparently knew one another. Although pit bulls are often the focus of negative attention, Howell noted, “it’s not just pit bulls that we see that do serious damage.”
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