A pack of dogs described as pit bulls and pit bull mixes attacked four children ages 5, 6, 7, and 8 who were being walked by their mother to a nearby park in Fontana recently.
The five big dogs were said to have escaped from a nearby backyard through holes in the fence.
A report of the incident indicates that the youngest child was snatched from her mother and was mauled by one of the dogs until rescuers were able to help the children by scaring the dogs away.
One of the dogs was shot as it charged when officers tried to contain the animals. The other four were taken to San Bernardino City Animal Shelter where they will be quarantined.
The five-year-old girl remains to be in critical condition in Loma Linda University Medical Center after sustaining broken ribs and bite wounds. She is on a ventilator as the dog attack also punctured her lungs.
Two of her siblings were also bitten as they tried to escape the attack while the eldest, an eight-year-old by, was free from any dog bite injury.
The owner of the dogs expressed regret over the situation but he is likely to face charges because of his negligence in making sure that his animals would not be able to hurt anyone.