Every year thousands of people are attacked by dogs. Many times, dogs even attack young children.
Samuel Zamudio age 2, was taken to his grandmothers house for the day,
his parents were off to work, he was mauled to death by up to 5 pit bulls.
There were no screams or cries; it happened very quickly. One minute there was a happy 2-year old little boy playing alone in a backyard – the next minute he was dead.
A family friend, living in the house, found him about 30 minutes later. According to the friend, “He was dead, he was naked, he was dirty and his neck and face was bitten.” She believes the boy may have leaned out of a bedroom window and the dogs pulled him outside. Police are investigating.
Why was such a young boy alone in a backyard with five potentially vicious dogs? A Colton grandmother and uncle have been arrested since he was under their care when the fatal accident happened. They were charged with one felony count of willful cruelty of a child resulting in the death.
When police arrived in the early evening, they found the child had been severely mauled. They took him to a nearby hospital where he died a short time later.
According to the friend who found him, the parents had dropped him and his 7-year old brother off a couple of hours before in order to go to work. The boys were playing in a bedroom when the 2-year old disappeared.
Apparently the home had at least 10 dogs including the ones outside. San Bernardino City Animal Control officers took the five dogs and three puppies from the home. It is unknown how many dogs were involved in the fatal attack. It was also stated that the dogs never attacked anyone prior to this incident.
My sincere condolences go out to the family of this young boy.
Victims of a dog bite or attack can be left with permanent scars and disfigurement. Often they require emergency medical care.
Have you or a loved one been bitten by a dog? If so, you should seek immediate medical attention because some dogs can carry serious diseases that must be treated. Next, it is imperative to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss your options.
Call the San Bernardino personal injury law offices of Welebir Tierney & Weck. We can help you obtain fair and just compensation for your injuries.