SAN FRANCISCO, California (AP) -- The mother of a 12-year-old boy fatally mauled by the family's pit bulls was charged Thursday with child endangerment.
Nicholas Faibish was killed June 3 by one or both of the family dogs when his mother went out to run errands.
Maureen Faibish, 39, found her son in a bedroom, covered in blood from several wounds, including a major head injury.
One of the dogs was shot and killed by a police officer shortly after the attack. The other remains in animal control custody.
"His parent made the decision to leave (Nicholas) alone in a situation that endangered his life and ultimately led to his death," prosecutor Kamala Harris said in a statement.
Maureen Faibish told the San Francisco Chronicle she had been so concerned about one of the dogs that she shut her son in the basement to protect him. She said the male dog was acting possessively because the female was in heat.
An arraignment will be scheduled for next week. Faibish faces a maximum ten years in prison if convicted.
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Y'know, they have all these laws and "Amber Alert"s and stuff for kids when they go missing, but where is all the public outrage when something like this happens to a kid??? I've not checked into it but what are the statistics like for harm coming to children via dogs compared to kids getting kidnapped etc? Look at all the programs out there and awareness for THAT, yet when it comes to dogs, hey it's OK if a kid gets maimed or killed -- there's no public awareness/prevention program for THAT now is there???
Fucking stupidass dogs and their fucking stupidass owners....