WINCHESTER (CBSLA.com) — A 2-year-old female pit bull was euthanized Saturday after she bit an 11-year-old Winchester boy.
The dog reportedly caused a “severe” injury to the boy’s lip.
A Riverside County Animal Services officer responded to a dog bite Saturday afternoon at the boy’s home, said John Welsh of Riverside County Animal Servies.
The dog reportedly lunged at the boy in an unprovoked attack around 4 p.m. on a house on Stuber Street.
Welsh said the victim and other children were playing inside the den when the dog attacked.
A cue stick was reportedly needed to keep the dog from attacking the boy a second time.
The unaltered pit bull was surrendered to Riverside County Animal Services by the pet owner for humane euthanasia, Walsh said in a statement.