A man was mauled to death by four dogs in Jurupa Valley Tuesday morning after entering a home to do work for the property owner, authorities said.
The victim, who was not identified by authorities, had worked at the home earlier without incident, but was attacked by three Belgian Malinois and a Cane Corso on Tuesday, the Riverside County Department of Animal Services said in a statement. statement.
“This is a tragedy and our thoughts are with this gentleman’s family and loved ones,” said Erin Gettis, director of the department of animal services.
Riverside County Sheriff’s Deputies arrived at the home in the 10700 block of Bellegrave Avenue at 7:30 a.m. after receiving a 911 call reporting someone yelling in the area.
The home had been turned into a business, authorities said, and the property’s owner was not there at the time of the attack.
When the owner arrived, authorities said, he turned the four dogs over to animal services to be euthanized.