East Chicago pit bull owner faces city code violations

An ABC7 exclusive: the mother of a boy attacked by a pit bull shares her story.

April 30, 2014 7:39:46 PM PDT
The owner of a pit bull that bit a 9-year-old boy will not face criminal charges, but animal control officials have issued her four citations after the attack in northwest Indiana.

Aidan Garcia is out of the hospital and recovering at home in East Chicago.

Police say the boy was walking on his own block when the pit bull bit him on both legs.

Now the dog's owner faces four city code violations, including not having the proper restraint for the dog. The case will be in court Friday.

The animal control department also removed a second pit bull from the owner's home.

The dog's owner has told ABC7 she does not want to keep the dog that attacked the boy.