Three-Year Old Boy Attacked by Neighbor's Pit Bull - South Texas, Corpus Christi, Coastal Bend

Three-Year Old Boy Attacked by Neighbor's Pit Bull

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The owners of a pit bull that attacked a three-year old boy Friday morning have 24 hours to turn over their dog to be quarantined before a warrant could be issued for them.

The attack happened in the 700 block of West Cornelia. Three-year old Elija Rocha and his mother were walking down the street when a neighbor's pit bull attacked. Luckily, the boy's mother was able to grab him before the dog could do more than leave a puncture mark on the boy's hand.

The mom, who did not want to go on camera, said loose dogs are a problem in her neighborhood.

"Thank God I was able to pick him up fast enough, because the dog is bigger than him," the mother said. "They need to clean up the streets with these loose dogs, because they snap and growl. They need to get rid of them."

Animal Control was called out to the scene but were unable to capture the dog because it went under its house. Now, a warrant could be issued for the dog's owners if they do not turn the dog in to Animal Control within 24 hours.

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