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Sonora, CA — Tuolumne County Animal Control is reporting that a small boy was the target of an unprovoked dog attack at the Willow Springs Park Friday evening at approximately 7:30.

The boy suffered serious facial and mouth injuries. He also suffered injuries to his side.

The dog is described as white in color, weighing between 15-25 pounds with clipped fur with the exception of the head and face. The dog has small folded ears and a long tail.

The animal was accompanied by a male in his 20´s with short dark hair.

Only a positive check of the animal will avoid the child undergoing painful rabies shots.

Should you have any information regarding this case, please contact the Sheriff´s Department immediately at (209) 533-5815. Monday morning you can contact the Animal Control office directly at (209) 694-2730. Your call can remain anonymous.

Written by Bill Johnson