Woman, 47, and Son Mauled by Pit Bulls
VALLEJO (April 5th, 2019)
A 47-year-old woman and her three-year-old son were mauled by three pit bull terriers on Friday in a backyard in Vallejo.
The mother and child suffered major injuries during the attack and were rushed to the hospital.
The three dogs weighed approximately 40 to 50 pounds, according to Vallejo police officials.
Police responded to a home in the 500 block of Locust Drive at 5:32 p.m. and observed the mother and son in the backyard being attacked by the pit bulls.
Officers on the scene needed to use pepper spray and physical force to separate the dogs from the victims, who were treated at local trauma centers.
The dogs are now in the custody of the Solano County Animal Control. The owner of the dogs has not been located but authorities believe the dogs may belong to a family member or neighbor.
Pit Bull Attack Investigation
Based on this news report, it remains unclear whose dogs attacked the mother and son. Did the dogs belong to the owner of the house whose backyard the victim were in? Why were the dogs left unattended and unleashed by the owner? Vallejo police officials will thoroughly investigate this incident and will determine who will ultimately be held responsible.
Dog Attack Injury Attorney
Following a dog attack, it is important that victims injured find a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Bond & Taylor is available to provide guidance and legal counseling, and can be reached at 833-266-3534.