One-year-old boy mauled to death by two dogs, Fresno Police confirm

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A one-year-old boy was mauled and killed by two dogs in Fresno Friday morning.

At around 11 a.m., Fresno Police responded to a report of a dog mauling in the 5900 block of East Kaviland Avenue, and when officers arrived, they performed CPR on the child. He was taken to Community Regional Medical Center where he was pronounced dead, according to Lt. Mark Hudson with Fresno Police Department.

He says the child was out front of the home when two Rottweilers without an owner attacked him. His grandma attempted to intervene, and she was bit. The grandpa was able to stop the attack, Hudson says.

The dogs were found nearby the home and were captured and taken to the Central California SPCA. At around 3 p.m., Walter Salvari with the Central California SPCA says the owner let go of their rights of the dogs, and they will be euthanized as soon as possible.

The owner says the dogs dug out from where they were kept at their home.

Anyone with information about the incident is asked to contact the Fresno Police Department at 559-621-7000.

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