Toddler’s Ear Ripped Off in Attack by Family Pit Bull in California

These dogs are very territorial and that’s why they’re so dàngerous!

Jurupa Valley, CA (KTLA) — A toddler had his ear ripped off and was severely injured by his family’s dog in an attack in Jurupa Valley Wednesday, authorities said.

The 1 1/2-year-old boy was transported to Loma Linda University Medical Center with his left ear ripped off, according to a news release from the Riverside County Department of Animal Services.

The incident occurred shortly before 7:45 a.m. in the backyard of a home on Pontiac Avenue. The boy’s grandmother, who was inside the home, heard the boy screaming.

The toddler was supposed to be taking a nap when somehow he ended up in the home’s backyard with the dog, which was described by authorities as a 2-year-old male pit bull named Poncho.

When first responders arrived, neighbors were “still wielding baseball bats” against the dog, the release stated. It was not clear if the bats had been used against the…

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