65-year-old North Shore dog attack victim ID’d
The victim of Tuesday’s fatal dog attack in North Shore was identified as a 65-year-old resident.
Emilio Rios was pronounced dead at 6:32 a.m. in front of a home at 70-670 Sea Gull Drive, according to the Riverside County Coroner’s office.
Riverside County sheriff’s deputies found him at about 6:15 a.m. Shortly after, they heard a cry from a woman who was being attacked by dogs nearby.
The officers sounded lights and sirens, which scared the dogs away, and paramedics transported the victim to a local hospital, where she is being treated for major injuries.
Sheriff’s deputies and officers from the Riverside County Department of Animal Services captured the dogs, which they believe were pit bulls. One was extremely aggressive, according to the sheriff’s department, and had to be tranquilized.
The dogs are quarantined at the Coachella Valley Animal Campus in Thousand Palms.
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Rios was a good man who enjoyed laughing and spending time with his family, a family member said.
Michelle says the dogs are owned by her neighbors.
“The dogs belong to our neighbors, they coincidentally probably jumped it (the fence) or they slipped through when the neighbors left to work,” Rodriguez’s daughter Michelle said.
Riverside County Sheriffs did not confirm who the dogs belong to. The County’s Department of Animal Services took both dogs into custody. Officials are recommending people be extra careful with stray dogs. They also want to make sure people call animal control services if they ever see one.
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Emilio Rios died after 2 dogs attacked him in North Shore Tuesday morning
A man and woman were attacked by at least two dogs near Seagull Drive and Dolphin Drive at 6:15 a.m. The sheriff’s department was on scene investigating and the two dogs were detained.
Deputies arrived to find the man deceased in the front yard of a home located at 70670 Seagull Drive. The Riverside County Coroner’s Office identified the victim as 65-year-old Emilio Rios.
His family spoke to KESQ and CBS Local 2 Tuesday afternoon. Emilio’s son Jorge Rios told us his dad was a retired gardener and he regularly helped his neighbors with their laws and gardens. His dad apparently went over to water his neighbor’s plants early on Tuesday when he was attacked by the dogs.
Neighbors noticed the water from the hose running and discovered his body, according to his family.
They called police, and while officers were investigating, they heard a woman crying for help as she was being attacked by two dogs nearby, according to the sheriff’s release.
The lights and sirens from the responding patrol car scared the dogs away and an ambulance took the woman to the hospital where she’s being treated for major injuries, officials said.
Luisa North Shore Dog Attack Victim
My mother is so thankful for every donation and the continued support and prayers. Something like this will take a life time to over come. She is passing through a very traumatic stage , even stepping out of her home or looking out the window to the scene of the crime brings a constant reminder of the horrible thing she went through. She continues to see doctors to make sure her open wound stays healthy and clean. Unfortunately shes still uninsured and has to pay for pain medication out of pocket with whats left from her last check. So every bit that’s donated is a reassurance that her story is not forgotten and that it touches many hearts. I ask you share this story with others to help her story reach across the country and touch others because something like this cant be forgotten . Thank you so much and may god multiply what kindness you’ve given.
My mother Felipa Luisa Rodriguez was viciously attacked by multiple pit bulls Tuesday September the 8th at 6:15 am in the unincorporated town of North Shore, if it was not for paramedics and police officers my mother would not have survived this deadly attack. She was transported to JFK Memorial Hospital where she waited 12 long ours to be taken into surgery where they attempted to close her wounds. She received 7 smaller repairable bites on the right arm but the 8th was unable to be closed. In order to get her arm repaired she will need further surgery where they will place skin grafts over her newly formed muscle and skin which was mauled away. Her right hip/stomach area as well as back side was also bitten, causing intense radiating back pain. Unfortunately she will not be able to work for several months and has no health insurance at the moment she will need further medical care to keep her wounds clean and to better her physical movement. So we are asking for donations to cover her hospital bill of 5,000.00 at the moment. Anything will help we appreciate all donations and prayers and all the support in this hard time our family is facing, god bless you all.
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2015 Dog Bite Related Fatalities in the U.S.
Updated after each fatality following fact finding research on Protect Children From Pit Bulls & Other Dangerous Dogs on Facebook
35 Dog Bite Related Fatality
27 by Pit Bull/Pit Bull Mix
2 by Rottweiler
1 by Golden/mixed breed
1 by American bulldog, Rhodesian Ridgeback, Labrador mix
By Age :
By State :
NM – 1 death
MD – 1 death
FL – 3 death
IA – 1 death
AR – 1 death
PA – 1 death
W. VA – 1 death
TX – 5 death
SD – 1 death
AR – 1 death
GA – 1 death
NV – 1 death
IL – 1 death
OK – 3 death
NC – 2 death
OH – 1 death
SC – 1 death
AL – 1 death
CA – 3 death
WV – 1 death
NY – 2 death
TN – 1 death
MI – 2 death
Names and ages of the deceased:
Unidentified Native American – about 40 y,o. – Gallup, NM – Pack of Feral Dogs [1.2.15]
Eugene W. Smith – 87- Frederick, MD – 1 Pit Bull [1.7.15]
Declin Moss – 18 months – Brooksville, FL – 2 Pit Bulls [1.19.15]
Malaki Mildward – 7yrs old – College Springs, IA – 2 Pit Bull/Bull Dog Mix [1.22.15]
Fredrick Crutchfield – 63 yrs old – Johnson county, AR – Pit Bull [ 2.4.15]
TayLynn DeVaughn – 2 yrs old – Pittsburgh, PA – Pit Bull [2.22.15]
Roy Higgenbotham – 62 yrs old – WHEELING, W.Va. – Pit Bull [3.8.15]
Betty Wood – 78 yrs old – SULPHUR SPRINGS, TX – Rottweiler [3.12.15]
Julia Charging Whirlwind – 49 yrs old – WHITE RIVER, SD – Pending [3.14.15]
Detrick Johnson – 36 yrs old – JEFFERSON COUNTY, AR – 7 Pit Bulls [3.21.15]
Neta Lee Adams – 81 yrs old – WASHINGTON, GA – Pending [3.31.15]
Kenneth Ford – 79 yrs old – NYE COUNTY, NV – Pit Bulls [4.14.15]
Brayden Wilson – 2 months old – Dallas, TX – Pit Bull [4.19.15]
Gaege Anthony Ramirez – 7 yrs old – NEW BRAUNFELS, TX – Pending [5.2.15]
James W. Nevils III – 5 yrs old – Chicago, IL – Pit Bull – [5.25.15]
Jordon Tyson Collins – 3 yrs old – Lawton, OK – Pit Bull – [6.28.15]
Norberto Legarda – 83 yrs old – Pecos, TX – Pit Bulls – [7.2.15]
Joshua Phillip Strother – 6 yrs old – Hendersonville, NC – Pit Bull – [7.7.15]
Annie L. Williams – 71 yrs old – Shaker Heights, OH – Pit Bull – [7.12.15]
Carolyn Lamp – 67 yrs old – COWETA, Ok – 3 Pit Bull/1 Rottweiler – [7.24.15]
Porsche Nicole Cartee – 25 yrs old – SPARTANBURG, SC – Pit Bull – [8.22.15]
Cathy Wheatcraft – 48 yrs old – DAVIE COUNTY, N.C. – Pit Bull – [8.24.15]
Barbara McCormick – 65 yrs old – Autauga County , AL – Golden/Mix – [8.2.15]
Emilio Rios Sr – 65 yrs old – Riverside County, CA. Pit Bulls – [8.8.15]
Carmen Reigada – 91 yrs old – Miami, FL. – American bulldog,Rhodesian Ridgeback, Labrador mix – [9.22.15]
Lamarkus Hakeem Hicks – 2 yrs old – Martinsburg, WV – Pit Bull – [9.28.15]
Edgar Brown – 60 yrs old – OKLAHOMA CITY, OK. – Pit Bulls – [10.16.15]
Tanner Smith – 5 yrs old – Vidor, TX – Pit Bulls – [10.19.15]
Amiyah Dunston – 9 yrs old – Elmont, NY – Pit Bull – [11.8.15]
Anthony Riggs – 57 yrs old – Madison County ,TN – Rottweiler – [11.12.15]
Carter Hartle – 11 months old – MARSHALL, NY – Pit Bull – [11.15.15]
Xavier Strickland – 4 yrs old – Detroit, MI – Pit Bulls – [12.2.15]
Rebecca Lillian-Kay Hardy – 22 yrs old – Port Huron, MI – Pit Bull, Husky-mix – [12.3.15]
Maria Torres – 57 yrs old – Gridley, CA – Pit Bulls – [12.16.15]
Nyjah Espinosa – 2 yrs old – Miami-Dade, Fl – Pit Bull Type (American Bulldog) – [12.20.15]
On average in 2015 someone was killed by a pit bull every 13 days. Some of these pit bull attacks were from the family dog that was well trained and had never shown signs of aggression before. The only common factor in these severe and often fatal attacks is not abuse or lack of training, it is breed. Choose the breed of dog you trust the lives of your loved ones with wisely.