Pit Bull Quarantined After Attacking Boy, Police Officer

San Diego police confiscated and quarantined three pit bulls after a vicious dog attack, according to SanDiego6.com. One of the dogs bit a 7-year-old as well as a San Diego police officer in Shelltown, according to reports. A homeless man and woman broke into a vacant house to stay overnight with the three pit bulls, one of which is a puppy. A neighbor called the police to report the break in, and that is when the attack occurred.

“A teenager, a 7-year-old and a 3-year old were walking down the street,” said Lt. Dan DeSousa of the San Diego County Department of Animal Services. “The dogs broke out through a fence and attacked them and bit the 7-year-old in the hand. San Diego police were already on the scene dealing with the owner. The officer interce3ded and then was bitten in the hand as well.”

The boy was treated for injuries to his hand, as was the officer. Neither injury is serious. The woman who owns the canines was arrested, and the dogs were transported to the San Diego County Animal Shelter. One of the dogs was involved in another attack three months earlier.

“The owner had prior knowledge of that bite and still failed to keep the dog isolated and allowed her to attack another person,” said DeSousa. The owner is facing multiple charges.

“It’s not because these are pit bulls,” DeSousa emphasized. “This is an irresponsible owner that caused this action today. If the owner would have been responsible, none of this would have happened.”

Bonnici Law Group—San Diego personal injury attorney.

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