Monday, 30 January 2017 15:09

Woman Hospitalized After Dog Attacks Her

Victim Suffers Severe Injuries from Friend’s Pit Bull

MONDAY, JAN. 30, 2017 – A woman suffered severe injuries after a friend’s dog attacked her early Sunday (Jan. 29) morning.

The attacked happened at about 6:30 a.m. in the 4600 block of Filly Lane in the city of Jurupa Valley. The victim, a 42-year-old woman, is a friend of the dog owner. For some unknown reason, the dog attacked her and would not let go.

As the attacked continued, the owner of the dog grabbed a shovel. Unfortunately, the owner may have accidentally hit the victim over the head with the shovel, instead of his dog. Eventually the dog released her. The victim suffered lacerations to her right arm and a serious wound on her head.

She remains hospitalized at a Riverside-area hospital. The victim tried to take herself to the hospital, but pulled over at a small market and called a nearby friend to help her.

Riverside County Animal Services did not learn of the attack until today (Monday, Jan. 30). An officer responded to the neighborhood, but the owner of the dog could not be found. The officer was unable to find the dog.

The dog is a 5-year-old, blue-nose pit bull mix. The dog’s colors include a blue-gray tone with white markings.

Anyone with information about the dog is urged to contact Riverside County Animal Services at 951-358- 7387 or shelterinfo@rivco.org.

An owner of a dog that has been involved in a bite is responsible for producing the pet to an animal control agency for proper quarantine. An owner who fails to turn the dog in or allows an officer to impound the dog can be charged with a misdemeanor. 

Updated: 1/30/2017

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