Thousand Oaks Dog Attack: 16 Year Old Mauled By Dogs

Thousand Oaks Dog Attack

According to dog bite claim data, a dog attacks someone every 75 seconds in the United States, and almost 9,500 individuals are hospitalised each year due to dog bites. Pitbull assaults account for approximately 60% of all dog bite injuries and 63% of eye injuries.

According to authorities, six family dogs attacked a teenage girl in Thousand Oaks on Sunday, leaving her with critical injuries. There was no update on the girl’s condition as of Monday afternoon. Authorities received reports of the incident shortly after 3:30 p.m. Oct. 30 in the 100 block of Manzanita Lane in Old Town, a neighbourhood south of T.O. Boulevard and west of Hampshire Road.

16-Year-Old Mauled By Dogs

According to authorities, as the 16-year-old girl and her mother left the house, the dogs escaped and attacked the adolescent in the front yard. According to Ventura County sheriff’s Capt, investigators aren’t sure what caused the dogs to become aggressive. Eduardo Malagon on Monday.

Units from the sheriff’s department, Ventura County Fire Department, and Los Angeles County Animal Control were dispatched to the residence. The City of Thousand Oaks has a contract with L.A. County for animal services. The mauling was still going on when they arrived. According to Malagon, firefighters sounded sirens and waved their equipment around the dogs to break up the attack.

Girl Attacked By Dogs Thousand Oaks

According to Malagon, the six dogs included five cane corsos and one pit bull. Cane corsos, an Italian mastiff breed, regularly weigh more than 100 pounds. According to the American Kennel Club, its ancestors can be traced back to ancient Rome, and the breed’s name approximately translates from Latin as “bodyguard dog.” “Deputies dispersed the dogs with (pepper) spray,” Malagon explained.

The dogs were subsequently apprehended and taken up by Los Angeles County Animal Care. The captain stated that the situation is still being investigated. LACAC could not be reached for comment right away. However, according to officials, a neighbour who witnessed the attack contacted 911. When firefighters arrived at the house, they attempted to stop the attack by blaring their truck sirens and waving their tools.

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