This is a very sad situation, but unfortunately, it occurs all too frequently. Authorities in California are considering whether to seek charges against a 24-year-old woman whose three pit bull terriers attacked and killed her 9-year-old brother on January 3. Her brother, who lives with a foster family, was visiting her and she left him alone with the dogs while she went to work. When she returned home, she found him badly mauled by the dogs.
The local sheriff’s office is recommending the woman be charged with felony child endangerment. She claims she did not think the dogs were capable of violence and that her brother had played with them many times in the past without incident.
The boys’ father, who is mentally disabled and claims he was not able to care for the boy, is pursuing a lawsuit again Sacramento County Child Protective Services (CPS). He alleges CPS should have known the boy was at risk of great harm when visiting his older sister. Read more in this The Sacramento Bee story.
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