An elderly woman taking a walk in San Jacinto was attacked and mauled by a pit bull, it has been reported.
According to a Riverside County Sheriff’s press release, the woman was walking just before 3:30 p.m., Tuesday March 5 when a pitbull ran at her and began biting her.
People nearby came to her rescue and started hitting the dog with baseball bats in an effort to get the pitbull away from her.
The victim suffered numerous severe puncture wounds and was taken to a local hospital, Sgt. Rose McKinney said.
“Ramona Animal Control took possession of the dog,” Sgt. McKinney added.
Anyone with further details regarding this mauling is urged to contact the San Jacinto Police Department at 951-654-2702.
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