A 10-year-old boy suffered severe injuries to his face and head area after being attacked by a pit bull while walking home from school in Fontana, according to the Fontana Police Department.
On May 19 at about 2:37 p.m., police were notified about the incident in the 14800 block of Woodland Drive.
Officers with the Fontana Animal Services Team (FAST) responded to the location, and paramedics treated the child at the scene and transported him to a local hospital. The child is expected to survive.
The preliminary investigation showed that the child was walking home from school when the pit bull got loose. It is believed the owner's children may have left the gate of their residence unlatched after taking out garbage cans, police said.
The pit bull's owner, Richard Contreras, was cited for having a dog at large, which is a misdemeanor.
The PIT BULL was taken to the Riverside County Animal Shelter for a 10-day mandatory quarantine. Police are not aware of any other violent incidents involving this dog.http://www.fontanaheraldnews.com/news/child-suffers-severe-head-injuries-after-being-attacked-by-pit/article_c8d80904-3f33-11e7-b651-77d882cd7423.html