NORCO (CBS) — A toddler who wandered into the backyard of her family’s home was attacked by their pit bull Monday, authorities reported.

The 19-month-old girl went outside when a babysitter opened the door to the backyard at approximately 9:30 a.m., according to a Riverside County sheriff’s spokesman. The family’s pit bull allegedly bit the girl several times before the babysitter could step in.

Authorities were called to the home, located in the 600 block of Sixth Street near Hillside Avenue, and listed the child’s injuries as moderate.

The little girl was taken to Corona Regional Medical Center, according to CalFire officials.

Animal control officials placed the dog in quarantine.

(©2012 CBS Local Media, a division of CBS Radio Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services contributed to this report.)



Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Watch & Listen LIVE