Toddler mauled and killed by two dogs in Fresno

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In Fresno, California, a one-year-old toddler was mauled and killed by two dogs that had escaped from their home on Friday.

According to Your Central Valley News, police responded to an emergency report of a dog mauling at East Kaviland Avenue. When authorities arrived, the performed CPR on the child and rushed him to the hospital where he was pronounced dead.

The child had been out front of the home when two Rottweilers, roaming the area with no owner, attacked the toddler.  Other children in the house alerted their grandparents of the attack.The grandmother came out and tried to stop the attack, but was bitten. The grandfather was able to stop the dogs using a hose.

The dogs were found nearby at their home. The owner stated the dogs had dug out from where they were kept. Both dogs were euthanized on Friday after the owner surrendered them to the SPCA.

Anyone with additional information is asked to contact the Fresno Police Department at 559.621.7000. The investigation continues.

Police have not released the name of the victim nor the owner of the dogs.

(Photos of two dogs involved in mauling via Fresno police and Your Central Valley News screenshot)

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  1. A one year old toddler is no match for two Rottweilers but I question why a one year old toddler is outside without being supervised by an adult. Such a tragedy, and loss of lives, both the toddler’s and the dogs.

  2. The toddler was outside by himself, which makes no sense whatsoever.

    The dogs were apparently kept OUTSIDE, and weren’t really pets, but lawn ornaments. Unsocialized, not trained, and not the kind of dogs who should be in the hands of someone as irresponsible and cruel as the idiot who apparently had them.

    Now all 3 are dead because of a terrible owner and a child who wasn’t being supervised. I don’t blame the dogs, but I do blame their owner .


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