A 2-year-old Norwalk boy suffered significant injuries to his face when his family’s pet Rottweiler attacked him on Saturday afternoon, officials said.
The boy was hospitalized in stable condition following the incident, which took place shortly before 1:30 p.m. at a home in the 12100 block of Zeus Avenue, Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department Lt. Jorge Marchena said.
The boy’s grandfather suffered a bite wound to his arm while separating the boy and dog, officials said. The man, who was initially described by authorities as the boy’s father, declined to be taken to a hospital.
Family members had already secured the dog when first responders arrived, according to Marchena.
Neighbor Julie Hart described a frightening scene in the moments following the attack
“The baby’s head was wrapped up, and the father’s arm,” she said. “The mother was holding the baby. The baby was screaming at the top of his lungs.”
Representatives from the Southeast Area Animal Control Authority seized the dog, he said. They will conduct an investigation and determined what to do with the animal.
Family says the boy is expected to be okay! 🙏 https://t.co/1Wrq83pcgv
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