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Thursday, 31 May 2018 01:18

News Alert: Dog Bites Girl; Animal Services Seeking Public's Help

MAY 30, 2018 – Riverside County Animal Services is seeking the public’s help with information about a dog attack earlier today in the Mead Valley area.

A girl, age 17, was attacked by a white, short-haired dog that attacked and bit her while she was putting on a sweater outside her boyfriend’s car. The incident happened at about 11 a.m.

The boyfriend, also age 17, pulled over to use his cell phone, near the intersection of Alexander and Woodward streets. The girl stepped outside the car and, as she put on her sweater, the dog reportedly “came out of nowhere” and attacked her. She suffered a serious bite wound to her left arm.

The boyfriend rushed to the girl’s aid, he told Animal Services officers, and hit the dog until it ran away. He then drove his girlfriend to the Riverside County Regional Medical Center in Moreno Valley and she was treated for her injuries. It is uncertain if she remained there or had been released.

The information from the couple was somewhat vague regarding the dog’s description. It was only described as “white” and “big” with short hair.

Four Riverside County Animal Services canvassed the neighborhood for several hours today. The officers also knocked on doors to try to locate the dog, but all attempts to find it were unsuccessful. 

The incident remains an open investigation and officers will continue to patrol that neighborhood on Thursday to try to find the dog. Anyone with information can contact Riverside County Animal Services at 951-358-7387 or shelterinfo@rivco.org.

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