An 8 year old boy is recovering from facial injuries after being attacked by a pit bull dog in Indio Monday afternoon September 19th 2022.
The dog was a 2 year old male and was not neutered.
The owner of the dog has turned the dog over to county officials for euthanasia.
Around 3 in the afternoon on Monday, the victim was visiting his aunt on Calle Diamante in Indio.
The dog broke of his kennel and ran straight for the boy and attacked him.
The boy’s grandmother and another family member managed to pull the dog off the boy, and put the dog in the backyard.
The boy was rushed to JFK Hospital in Indio, then airlifted to Loma Linda University Medical Center.
Pit bull that attacked 8 year old boy in Indio CA Sept 19th 2022
Photo from Riverside County Animal Services Dept