Police in Pittsburg are still looking a for a dog that many suspect to be a Saint Bernard after it bit a child in the face over weekend.

Five year old Mason Elzer was playing in his front yard on Saturday afternoon when the dog approached and bit him. The black and brown dog was seen previously the Police in Pittsburg are still looking for a dog that many suspect to be a Saint Bernard after it bit a child in the face over weekend. Five year old, Mason Elzer was playing in his front yard on Saturday afternoon when the dog approached and bit him. The black and brown dog was seen previously the day before by the Mason's mother, Christi.

"It was the same dog that I had seen the day before that outside, a big Saint Bernard, he's black and brown, kinda furry," Christi Elzer said. "I'm glad that it wasn't worse. It could have been a lot worse. If that dog would have jumped on him and actually attacked him, he could've died." Christi later added the dog easily weighed twice that of Mason, estimating between 80 and 100 pounds.

The family is thankful no one was seriously injured and their main concern is for the young boy who could possibly need treatment for rabies. In dog bite cases, studies have shown that children seen in emergency departments were more likely than older persons to be bitten on the face, neck, and head. 77% of injuries to children under 10 years old are facial. Additionally, the median age of patients bitten was 15 years, with children, especially boys aged 5 to 9 years, having the highest incidence rate.

Davis Law Group founder, Seattle attorney Chris Davis, recently authored and published his book, When the Dog Bites: The Essential Guide to Dog Bite Claims in Washington. The book was written for consumers and surviving family members who have suffered dog bites. Davis Law Group offers the book for free to citizens in Washington State.
 

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