Second Toddler in Bay Area Mauled By Family Dog

Second child attacked, injured by family dog in 12-hour span.

A toddler was attacked and badly hurt by his family dog in Castro Valley early Tuesday, less than 12 hours after another toddler in Concord was mauled by her family pet.

A 2-year old boy was bitten by the family's pit bull-German Shepherd mix at about 3:30 a.m. Tuesday in his home at the 21000 block of Gary Drive near Interstate 580, according to the San Francisco Chronicle.

By Tuesday afternoon the child's parents were arrested on charges of child endangerment.  The Alameda County Sheriff's Department said Jared Perkins, 36, and Brandi Gomes, 30, were both taken into custody. 

"When they went into the house, the house was in very much disarray," J.D. Nelson said. "It had been neglected for a long time and subsequently because of that, the father was arrested for child endangerment."

Details of the attack are unclear, as authorities were given "conflicting" accounts of the attack, according to Alameda County Sheriff's Deputies. They gave us a picture of the dog (see top of article). 

The Castro Valley toddler was taken to Children's Hospital in Oakland for treatment. His injuries were not life-threatening, the newspaper reported.

The incident comes on the heels of a 2-year old girl suffering major injuries after she was bitten by the family pit bull in Concord at 5 p.m. Monday. That dog was euthanized to test it for rabies, according to authorities. 

Both children are in stable condition, according to medical reports.

Cheryl Hurd contributed to this report.

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