FOLEY AL - A PIT BULL/BOXER MIX VISITING AT A HOME OF A BABYSITTER ATTACKED A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL BITING OFF PART OF HER LIP
FOLEY, AL- Crystal Hensley got a frantic phone call from her babysitter last week, a call no parent wants to get. Hensley’s four-year old daughter, Matti, had been attacked by a dog. Mattie lost part of her lip in the attack and was rushed to the hospital.
The attack happened at the babysitter’s house on East Michigan Avenue in Foley. The dog is owned by a relative of Matti’s babysitter who was visiting from New Jersey.
Police say the dog is a PIT BULL BOXER MIX. The dog’s vaccinations were checked and in order.
The animal was briefly quarantined in Foley, but police let the owner take his pet back home to New Jersey. The dog is under a 10 day quarantine there.
No charges will be filed. Police say the dog was allowed to be at the property and that there appears to be nothing criminal or malicious involved.
Mattie will need reconstructive surgery to repair her damaged lip.
The family has set up a GoFundMe account to help pay for mounting medical bills.