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Father arrested after hiding pit bull that bit daughter, 3

A 26-year-old Cathedral City man has been arrested on suspicion of felony child endangerment after his brother's pit bull attacked his 3-year-old daughter and the two men hid the dog from animal control authorities, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services said Friday.

Jonathan Diaz was arrested Thursday night by Cathedral City Police, who also impounded the pit bull from a Palm Desert location where it was being hidden after biting the girl in the face Tuesday night.

It was the second time the dog attacked the child, according to relatives, police said.

The dog was not licensed, and its owner had no record of it having been inoculated for rabies.

An animal control officer sent the dog to a lab for a rabies test, after which it was to be euthanized, the animal services department said in a news release.

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-- Carol J. Williams

 
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