General Crime

* Pit bull that attacked a four-year-old girl in San Ramon to be euthanized

Fugitive Watch Logo 77x77px

Scroll to the bottom to view and make comments

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.”

Copyright © 2012 by Bay City News, Inc. — Republication, Rebroadcast or any other Reuse without the express written consent of Bay City News, Inc. is prohibited.

Comment Advisement We welcome your thoughts, but for the sake of all readers, please refrain from the use of obscenities, personal attacks or racial slurs. All comments are subject to our terms of service and may be removed. Repeat offenders may lose commenting privileges.

Leave a Comment

Show Buttons
Hide Buttons