A local 6-year-old boy is recovering after he was mauled by THREE PIT BULLS in south Bakersfield. The boy's parents contacted 17 News about the attack that happened earlier this month.
That six year old boy is Keon Bolden Junior. The attack happened when he was outside riding his dirt bike, when he faced three pit bulls that mauled him, biting him over 100 times.
The attack so brutal, Bolden's parents were uncertain whether their son would survive. "When I got the call from his dad, I knew it had to be something serious. He said it was a dog attack and my heart just dropped," said Renee Mendoza, Keon's mother.
Keon's mother, Renee Mendoza, saying the attack lasted for at least three minutes. "To think that if it just would have been a little longer, who knows, you know?," said Mendoza.
The dog attack happened on October 8th when 6-year-old Keon Bolden Junior was riding his dirt bike on east White Lane and Cottonwood Road.
The boy's father, Keon Bolden, found three pit bulls mauling his son. "He was yelling daddy, daddy. He's still down there calling for me," said Keon Bolden, Keon's father.
Also called were County Sheriff Deputies and Animal Control who responded to the scene; later taking the animals into custody. The boy was immediately sent to San Joaquin Community Hospital's Trauma Center. "He has no tissue, he has muscle missing," said Mendoza.
When the attack was over, Keon Junior was left with 150 dog bites to his body. The boy's parents unsure if their son would survive such a brutal attack. "Reassuring my son that it was going to be okay was kind of hard," said Mendoza.
Keon Junior is on the road to recovery following several operations. "He ready to come home," said Bolden. Ready to come home and be reunited with his dog, also a pit bull.
"We talked about sending the dog away and he said no because if my dog was there he would have protected me," said Mendoza. The Animal Control Department says the owner of those dogs has not requested to have them returned to him.