PULASKI COUNTY AR - A PIT BULL MIX ATTACKED A 5-YEAR-OLD GIRL IN THE FACE
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (KTHV) -- A five-year-old girl recovering toinight after a dog attack. Carmen Meadows was playing with her brother on the 1900 block of Central Airport Road in North Little Rock, when a dog attacked her. Her dad, Casey Meadows, was working on a roof when he heard screams coming from the street. His son came rushing to him yelling Carmen was in trouble, “There was a PIT BULL that had her on the ground with her face inside his mouth shaking her.”
He says there was blood everywhere, a traumatizing experience for everyone involved.
“She's innocent; she's five years old; she loves everything and everything supposed to love her back and that's not the way life seemed to work out for her yesterday.”
A setback he hopes his daughter recovers from quickly, “We don't know if she's going to be able to start school next week because she got hurt really bad.”
Pulaski County Animal Services picked up the dog last night, then transported it to North Little Rock Animal Shelter. The owner has surrendered the dog and is expected to be put down sometime Wednesday morning.
The owner of the SHEPARD/PIT BULL MIX, Linwood Sanders, says he will put the dog down before it hurts someone else.
“Buddy gets along with everybody, that's the first time he's ever did something like that.”
When a dog attacks someone the owner is given two options; they can quarantine their dog for ten days at a vet or the animal shelter, or they can surrender their dog to be put down.
After a dog is put down, it's then sent off to be tested for rabies.
The Pulaski County Sheriff's office says there are currently no charges against the owner.