It is reported that most of the wounds are inflicted by pets the children already know.
San Diego County is seeing a rise of dog bites on children according to Rady’s Children’s Hospital and the San Diego Humane Society.
"There were 457 dog bite cases reported last year at the emergency room and urgent cares at Rady Children's," said Kay Moore, reports ABC 10. "We are seeing about one to two dog bites a week."
Moore continues to say that the wounds are not inflicted by strange dogs, but one the children knows, especially a family pet.
In a news conference scheduled for Monday, Rady’s Dr. Thomas Vecchione and the Humane Society’s Amanda Kowalski will join Moore to educate the public on how to interact with a dog and keep kids safe.
They will use dogs from the Humane Society to demonstrate ways to avoid being bitten.