CONTRA COSTA COUNTY CA - A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS ATTACKED BY A LEASHED PIT BULL ON A PARK TRAIL AT POINT PINOLE REGIONAL SHORELINE
UPDATE:RICHMOND, CA - A little girl was taken to the hospital by ambulance Sunday after she was attacked by a PIT BULL DOG at a park while hiking with her parents. The child is expected to fully recover. The dog has been quarantined by animal control until an investigation is finished.
The attack happened at 10:45 a.m. at Point Pinole Regional Park in Richmond.According to Dave Mason, Public Information Supervisor for East Bay Regional Park District, "The 6-year-old child was walking on the Owl Alley Trail in the west bound direction. As she passed the 7-year-old male Pitbull [sic] and his owner; SHE WAS BIT ON HER LEFT SIDE NEAR HER ABDOMEN AND TAKEN TO THE GROUND. The dog's owner was able to immediately get his dog to release the child. The Pitbull was leashed and wearing a pinch collar at the time of the attack."
Contra Costa Animal Control interviewed both the dog's owner and the child's parents before taking possession of the dog.
RICHMOND — A 5-year-old girl attacked and bitten by an off-leash PIT BULL is recuperating at an area hospital after a California Highway Patrol helicopter helped guide firefighters to her, authorities said Sunday.
Around 11:50 a.m., one of CHP Golden Gate’s air-operations unit helicopters was on patrol when officers heard Richmond firefighters report the attack at Point Pinole Regional Shoreline, 5551 Giant Highway.
After learning the victim was on a park trail, the helicopter reached the park within minutes and directed firefighters before landing near the victim.
A CHP officer who is also a paramedic began providing medical care for the girl, who only sustained minor injuries. An ambulance also responded and took the girl to a local hospital.
Contra Costa Animal Services and East Bay Regional Parks district staff are investigating the incident, the CHP reported.