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UPDATED 10/18/2012: Authorities said Chico the German shepherd that was involved in the attack of the 8yr boy passed his temp test, rescue was called and a waiver was submitted for adoption.
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After finishing a initial trial period in which he presented no aggressive behavior, Chico, the German shepherd who allegedly bit an 8-year-old at Sierra Vista High in Baldwin Park, will be evaluated on Tuesday to determine his eligibility for possible adoption.
According to Aaron Reyes, deputy director of the Department of Animal Care and Control of Los Angeles County (DACC), Chico's temperament and behavior will be assessed under different circumstances to determine if he can be adopted.
Chico made headlines last September 24, when he allegedly attacked a child who was playing in Sierra Vista High School.
The German Shepherd had escaped from a Baldwin Park home with another small dog, who was also put under observation by the authorities after the incident.
According to the victim's mother, Cynthia Cardenas, the dog bit the boy on the head, leaving him with bumps and scratches on both sides and piercing the back of his right ear.
Authorities later said it was unclear whether the injuries were caused by bites or scratches.
"The boy was running after a ball and it is likely that the dogs were doing the same," said Reyes.
According to Chico's owner, he is still a puppy and loves to play regularly.
"Both dogs completed their quarantine period," Reyes told Patch. "Both dogs have been well behaved thus far while in our care. Staff has reported no instances of aggressive behavior while at the animal center so that is promising as we look to possibly placing them with a rescue group."
"The small terrier was reported as not being directly involved in the incident on the ball field, so his placement into a new home may be quicker than Chico's," Reyes added.