An 84-year-old woman from Jurupa Valley, California was hospitalized after being attacked by two pit bulls as she was heading to her mailbox last Tuesday.
According to news reports, the woman was walking in front of her own home in Jurupa Valley to check her mailbox when two pit bulls from her neighbor’s yard made their way out and attacked her.
The woman was saved by the dog owner himself. Nevertheless, she still incurred dog bites and other severe injuries. Thus, she was immediately rushed to the hospital in critical condition.
Consequently, the dogs were euthanized upon the permission of the owner. Juan Ortiz.
Meanwhile, during an interview with Ortiz, he told media sources that he was surprised since he has never seen his dogs be so aggressive like that. He further claimed that his dogs were family dogs and never been for fighting.
The stunned owner insisted that his 2-year-old daughter, 5-year-old, and 13-year-old sons used to play with his pets since they were puppies. Thus, for him, the incident was really unanticipated.
Meanwhile, following the incident, investigation revealed that the canines were not registered or licensed. Therefore, Ortiz received multiple citations, including violating the county’s dog leash law.
Under the leash law, it is prohibited to let your dog run at large at any time, with or without license. Moreover, talking about licensed dogs, the California state law and county ordinances, require dog owners to purchase a yearly license for their dogs and be it secured or fastened to the canine’s collar. Even for dogs that never leave a house, they should be licensed once they reach four months old, explained by a Los Angeles injury lawyer.