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    Toddler Suffers Facial Injuries From Dog Bite in San Ramon

    Paramedics and animal control officers in San Ramon responded Wednesday evening to reports of a 2-year-old suffering serious facial injuries from a dog bite. Jodi Hernandez reports. (Published Thursday, May 2, 2019)

    Paramedics and animal control officers in San Ramon responded Wednesday evening to reports of a 2-year-old suffering serious facial injuries from a dog bite.

    The incident occurred at Mill Creek Hollow Park, where a leashed pit bull-beagle mix bit a little girl, officials said. The toddler underwent surgery at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland.

    The dog was reportedly on a long leash playing fetch when the child picked up the ball, and the dog lunged at her. 

    "The child had picked up a ball where the dog was playing, and that caused s reaction, where the dog lunged and bit," said Steve Burdo, spokesman for Contra Costa County Animal Services.

    Toddler Suffers Facial Injuries From Dog Bite in San Ramon

    [BAY] Toddler Suffers Facial Injuries From Dog Bite in San Ramon

    Paramedics and animal control officers in San Ramon responded Wednesday evening to reports of a 2-year-old suffering serious facial injuries from a dog bite.

    (Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019)

    Park goer Cheryl Kahn says she’s not altogether surprised about the incident, adding that she sees a lot of irresponsible dog owners, and dogs off leash are common.

    "This park has had a problem for awhile; it’s gotten worse as more people move to the area," Kahn said. "You may think your dogs are super friendly, but you don’t know how it’s going to react in a certain situation."

    Investigators said the dog recently was adopted after getting rescued from the Camp Fire in Butte County, and the owner was still getting to know the dog.

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