The 4-year-old boy who was bitten by a pit bull on Wednesday in Heritage Ranch has been released from the hospital, according to officials.
The boy, who the dog’s owner said is named Thomas, was discharged Wednesday in stable condition from Twin Cities Community Hospital in Templeton after receiving outpatient surgery, said Faye Fraser, a hospital spokeswoman.
The dog’s owner and the boy’s neighbor, Jim Milender, said he didn’t know the boy’s last name. Authorities aren’t releasing his name.
Milender said the boy was attacked when he reached to pet one of the 2-year-old pit bull’s nine puppies.
The incident occurred about 10 a.m. inside Milender’s home, where his wife and four young children, including Thomas, were at the time, Milender said.
The county’s Animal Services manager, Eric Anderson, said his agency conducted an investigation and is requiring Milender to quarantine the dog by keeping it on his property for 10 days.
Anderson said he doesn’t expect any criminal charges to be filed relating to the incident.