Pit Bull Mix Mauls Pool Cleaner at Riverside County Home

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Riverside County animal control officers confiscated the dog involved in an attack on a pool cleaner. (Credit: Riverside County Department of Animal Services)

A pool cleaner was recovering Thursday after a dog at the Riverside County home where he was working mauled his face, arm and leg.

The injuries to the man’s right arm will probably require reconstructive work, said John Welsh of the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

“It was one of the worst injuries I’ve seen in a long time,” he said. “It was terrible.”

Welsh said the man had previously told the property owner — who was not present when the attack happened — that the dog’s behavior during earlier visits made him nervous. But the 8-year-old pit bull/Labrador mix named Pigbert was not confined, Welsh said.

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