Victorville: Pit Bulls Attacked, Injured Ruben Varela
Posted on Jun 06, 2014
On Friday, May 30, 2014, three pit bulls attacked and injured 64-year-old Ruben Varela in Victorville, reported the Daily Press. Varela had seen the dogs in the backyard of a nearby home in the 15700 block of Cottonwood Street before they attacked him as he loaded metal into his pickup truck. He was bitten on the face, legs, and buttocks and received 70 stitches on his face. Authorities captured two of the dogs but had to fatally shoot the third because it was so aggressive. The other two dogs will be euthanized.
In households throughout the United States there are an estimated 70 million dogs. Dogs bite nearly 4.5 million Americans—half of them children—every year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Dog attacks send about 885,000 people to seek medical attention annually. More than 27,000 people received reconstructive surgery after being attacked by dogs in 2012.
Under California law, those who are bitten by dogs and injured may hold the animals’ owners liable for the expenses related to their recoveries, such as for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. To learn more about your rights after a dog attack, please call 888-752-7474 or contact us online.
All of us at Allen, Flatt, Ballidis, and Leslie would like to wish a full recovery to Ruben Varela.