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Dog Which Bit Oxnard Boy In Face Captured

Posted on Tuesday, March 27, 2012 11:05am

A pit bull dog which bit a two year old boy in the face in Oxnard has been captured, which will save the youngster from having to undergo painful rabies shots.

The attack happened just after 1:30 Sunday afternoon, at a home on the 1200 block of South J Street. Police say the boy was a visitor at the home, and was holding some food when he was attacked.

The wounds are described as serious, but not life threatening. The dog fled from the home after the attack, prompting a search for it. Medical officials said if the dog wasn’t found, the boy would have to undergo rabies shots.

Yesterday afternoon, someone called Oxnard Police, and said they had a dog they had found near Wooley, and J Streets. After talking to the dog’s owner to confirm it was the right dog, an animal control officer picked up the dog, and took it to the Ventura County Animal Shelter.

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