(WEAR) — Family of a 5-year-old girl attacked by a dog over the weekend in Crestview said she has been moved out of the ICU at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Pensacola and is recovering.
Greg Woody told Channel 3's Allie Norton that his step-daughter, Zoey Green, has multiple fractures in her jaw and lacerations to her face. He said his wife, Paige, was also one of the people injured in the attack and that she is recovering.
The attack happened on Saturday morning just before 10:30 a.m., according to Crestview Police. Three people were injured and transported to hospitals according to Okaloosa EMS. Two adult females were taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center by ambulance and the 5-year-old had to be airlifted to Pensacola.
Woody said that his wife and step-daughter went to a house in the 180 block of Villacrest Drive to pet sit two dogs and that is when the attack happened. He said the third person injured in the attack was the dog's owner. Her name has not been released.
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has taken over the investigation. Executive Director Dee Thompson said officers confiscated two dogs, both pit bull mixes, and placed them in quarantine at their facility in Fort Walton Beach. Thompson said that officers found blood on both dogs but the male was "highly aggressive."
Thompson told WEAR-TV that the owner has indicated they want the dogs back after quarantine.
(WEAR) — Three people, including a 5-year-old girl, were hospitalized on Saturday following a report of a dog attack at a home on Villacrest Drive in Crestview.
Crestview Police spokesperson, Brian Hughes, said they were first called to the scene around 10:30 a.m. People that live in the neighborhood said the incident happened at 186 Villacrest Drive.
"A couple police cars, ambulances and fire department came down, of course we were watching out here," said Trent Mctyoe, who lives a couple homes down.
Tracey Vause, EMS Chief at Okaloosa County Department of Public Safety, told WEAR-TV that a 5-year-old girl was transported to Sacred Heart in Pensacola by Okaloosa Med Flight with serious injuries. Two other women, a 40-year-old and 54-year-old, were taken to North Okaloosa Medical Center by ambulance.
Panhandle Animal Welfare Society (PAWS) has taken over the investigation. Executive Director Dee Thompson told WEAR-TV that right now they do not have a lot of details to release. Thompson said that both dogs were PIT BULL MIXES and both had blood on them when officers arrived. She said that the male dog was "highly aggressive" and it took two officers to remove him from the property.
Mctyoe said the first dog they removed looked like it was also MIXED WITH BEAGLE, but the second WAS A PIT BULL.
"Kind of grayish, smoky colored pit bull, pretty good sized pit bull," he said.
The dogs are now at the PAWS facility in Fort Walton Beach. Thompson said that they are "awaiting owner decision" and should have more information after Monday morning.
The names and conditions of the victims have not been released.