Toddler dies after pit bull attack south of San Antonio

Uvalde County toddler Isaiah Aguilar killed by pit bull outside home in Sabinal

Author: Cory Smith, Reporter, csmith@ksat.com
Published On: Feb 17 2013 11:55:53 PM CST   Updated On: Feb 18 2013 03:50:17 PM CST
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SABINAL, Texas -

A 2-year-old Uvalde County boy was killed Saturday after he was attacked by a pit bull dog.

Police said Isaiah Aguilar was playing with a balloon outside his home when the wind blew it into the back yard next door.

The toddler went to retrieve the balloon and was attacked by a female pit bull that was tied up in the yard.

"He had bites all on his arms, puncture wounds to his stomach, and bites on his neck,” said the boy's father, Richard Aguilar. "There was a lot of blood."

Aguilar said his daughter told him someone inside the home opened the door to the back yard during the attack, but did not help the boy.

“My daughter [saw] somebody open the door and look out, and said he just shook his head, and shut the door.”

Aguilar was nearly attacked by the dog before he grabbed his son and called for help. He said the boy was not breathing.

A neighbor in the area performed CPR as they waited for police to arrive.

Police officers transported Aguilar and his son to a hospital in nearby Uvalde, Texas, but the boy died from his injuries.

“No matter what we do we’re not going to get him back,” said Isaiah’s mother Lisa Gonzales.

Sabinal police said this has never happened in the small town of about 1,500 people.

The pit bull is being held in quarantine in Uvalde until tests can be performed on the boy’s body.

Officers said a judge will likely decide what happens to the dog and whether the owner will be punished.

Lisa Gonzales said she’s heartbroken that nobody came to help her son. “I just want all this to be a nightmare,” she said.

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