Alleged Attack Dogs In Custody

The two dogs that allegedly attacked a six-year-old girl at University Village Community Garden last week were taken from their owner's Richmond home and put into the custody of Contra Costa Animal Care and Control.

University of California Berkeley Police have located the owner of two dogs that reportedly Albany girl at University Village Community Garden last week.

UCPD Captain Margo Bennett said police met the man, and his dogs, at his Richmond home on Friday. Shortly following the attack, the man was identified only as "Jason." He reportedly left the scene before police could question him.

The dogs were taken from his home by Contra Costa County Animal Care and Control and are currently in custody with the agency.

Bennett said no charges have been brought against the man, whose full name UCPD did not release. 

The girl who was attacked was treated for non-critical injuries at Children’s Hospital. Bennett said UCPD could not release further details on the child’s current condition.


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