Girl attacked while shooing dogs
An 11 year-old Willows girl was attacked by a Rottweiler on Monday morning near Murdock Elementary School.
The girl suffered bite wounds to her right hand, elbow, the back of the right arm and to the back of her head with several puncture wounds, according to Glenn County service officers, who responded to the call.
She was taken to Glenn Medical Center by her aunt and treated and released, following the 8 a.m. attack at Green Street and Grove Lane, the Sheriff's Department reported.
The girl and her aunt, Blanco Paniagua, of Willows, had just dropped the child's brother off at Murdock when they observed the Rottweiler and two other dogs running loose near their car.
Paniagua told deputies her niece got out of the car to run the dogs off for her brother when the attack happened.
Deputy Shawn Williams had knowledge of the Rottweiler's owner, identified as 30-year-old Charles Hindgaugh of Willows, a report said.
The dog was a 2-year-old Rottweiler named Bo, and was taken by county service officers to the animal control facility.
His vaccination records indicated the dog's rabies vaccination had expired on the day of the attack.
Animal Control officials said they euthanized the dog and will be tested to assure rabies is not a concern.
Animal control staff reminds dog owners they should take all steps necessary to contain their pets and keep them from running at large.
Pets must be properly vaccinated and licensed as well.