Wednesday, August 8, 2018

RIVERSIDE CA - GRANDMA DIDN'T TAKE THE MANDATED STEPS TO PROTECT FAMILY MEMBERS AFTER HER LANDSHARK ATTACKED THE FIRST GRANDCHILD... THE MEAT GRINDER HAS NOW MAULED A SECOND GRANDCHILD CAUSING SERIOUS INJURIES TO HER FACE


Patron was first impounded in March 2016 after attacking and seriously injuring another child, authorities said. (Photo courtesy Riverside County Department of Animal Services).

An 18-month-old child was hospitalized with  serious injuries to her face  after she was mauled by her grandmother’s  PIT BULL  in Riverside, authorities said Saturday.
The attack happened about 7:40 p.m. Friday in a home on Fern Avenue in the Casa Blanca neighborhood, said Riverside County Department of Animal Services spokesman John Welsh.
The toddler may also have suffered an injury to her eye, Welsh said in a news release. This was the second time the agency was contacted regarding an attack by 11-year-old Patron, who bit another grandchild of the owner in March 2016, officials said.
In that case, Animal Services sought a destruction order that was denied, but Patron was declared vicious and placed under restrictions given to his owner, the agency said.
IN A STATEMENT, ANIMAL SERVICES DIRECTOR ROBERT MILLER SAID THE OWNER "SHOULD HAVE REASONABLY KNOWN THIS DOG POSED A DANGER TO A SMALL CHILD." 
“After a dog is deemed vicious, it is absolutely reckless if the owner does not take the mandated steps to protect family members — and the general public,” he said. “When we seek destruction orders, we’re not doing so because we want to take people’s pets from them. We’re attempting to stay true to our public safety mission. We’re still investigating this matter, but this incident may prove to be another sad example of a dog that should have been humanely euthanized.”
Welsh said the agency has been unable to reach family members


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