INDIO: Two boys injured in pit bull attack

Two boys were injured after they were attacked by a pit bull that broke loose from a temporary restraint outside an Indio home Saturday night, authorities said.

A 5-year-old suffered a bite wound to the back of his head and was taken by paramedics to a hospital, according to a Riverside County Animal Services news release.

An 11-year-old received what were described as small puncture wounds after he was bitten in the hand and stomach, the release stated.

The attack occurred at about 7:30 p.m. when the boys were waiting for a friend outside his home on Avenue 43, near Burr Street and south of Interstate 10, the release said.

The 4-year-old pit bull was on a leash held by the friend’s mother. She tied the dog to something to restrain him, but the animal broke loose and attacked the boys, authorities said.

The owner of the dog surrendered the pit bull to Riverside County Animal Services for humane euthanasia. In April, the same dog bit the owner’s son in the head. Riverside County Animal Services placed the dog on a potentially dangerous dog restraining order after that incident, officials said.

via INDIO: Two boys injured in pit bull attack.


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