Reporting Maria Medina
RIO LINDA (CBS13) — A 3-year-old boy was attacked by a pit bull in the boy’s front yard. He’s expected to be OK, but the dog is still on the loose.
“The dog just jumped on him right there,” said Josh Lewis, the boy’s father, pointing to the front porch.
Caden was bit by a pit bull in the face, then bit again on the neck.
“He had a bite right here on his nose and you could see it like torn,” Lewis said.
His father was just a few feet away in his shed and heard the growl coming from his porch. He ran to find his son bloodied and shocked, and the dog scurried away.
Since the attack two days ago, Sacramento County Animal Control has hit the Rio Linda neighborhood talking to anyone with dogs.
“We want to find that dog and maybe get him off the street,” an Animal Control officer said.
They’ve been taking pictures of canines that may fit the dog’s description: a smaller sized pit, mostly tan with black and white markings. But for two days…they’ve found nothing.
Nearly everyone who lives in the neighborhood owns a dog, and many of them are pit bulls, making it unlikely for animal control to find the right canine.
“There’s quite a bit. I seem to rescue them a lot nowadays,” resident Collin Grable said.
Animal Control’s biggest concern is trying to find out whether the dog carries rabies and passed it to lCaden.
Josh Lewis says his son is playing again as he recovers in the hospital but believes his son could’ve died that night:
“If I didn’t run out after the dog it, probably would’ve been a lot worse,” he said.