FARMERSVILLE, COLLIN COUNTY TX - 2 PIT BULL ATTACKS ON CHILDREN LESS THAN A MILE APART...A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS FLOWN TO DALLAS CHILDRENS AFTER BEING MAULED BY THE FAMILY'S PIT AND A 5-YEAR-OLD BOY WAS ATTACKED WHILE RIDING HIS BIKE BY THE NEIGHBOR'S PIT
Two young children were hospitalized Sunday in unrelated pit bull attacks in Farmersville, police said.
A 4-year-old girl was bitten about 2:30 p.m. by HER FAMILY'S PIT BULL in the 300 block of Windom Street. Relatives took her to the Farmersville fire station, where she was quickly assessed and flown by air ambulance to Children's Medical Center Dallas, officials said.
Her condition was not available. The dog has been impounded.
Less than a mile away, a 5-year-old boy was attacked about 6 p.m. by A NEIGHBOR'S PIT BULL in the 400 block of South Rike Street. The boy was riding his bike in the neighbor's yard, which was not separated by a fence, police said.
The dog became agitated, broke its leash and bit the child on the left arm. The child was transported to a McKinney hospital. His condition was not known.
The dog's owners showed current shot records and volunteered to have the dog placed temporarily at the Farmersville shelter until other arrangements can be made.