Monday, June 5, 2017

MIAMI-DADE COUNTY FL - A FAMILY'S "TERRIER MIX" MAULED THEIR 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL CRUNCHING AND RIPPING HER LEGS, THIGH AND WITNESSES SAID IT APPEARED PART OF HER FACE WAS HANGING OFF...SOUNDS LIKE A PIT TO ME!!!


A 4-year-old girl was bitten by a dog Monday afternoon in southwest Miami-Dade, authorities said.The incident was reported in the area of Southwest 161st Street and 154th Court.
Miami-Dade Fire Rescue spokeswoman Erika Benitez said the child was severely injured and was airlifted to a local hospital as a trauma alert. 
The little girl was interacting with the family's dog, a male TERRIER-MIX, when it bit her in the face, legs and thigh, Lilian Bohorquez, communications manager of Miami-Dade Animal Services, said. 
The dog's owner then calls police and Miami-Dade Fire Rescue took the girl to an area hospital. 
Neighbors said they heard screaming coming from the backyard of the home where the toddler lives and ran over to help.
"Leg, face, ear ... you saw more blood than you saw anything else. You know what I mean?" David Fernandez said. "You didn't see like an actual wound. You saw a puddle here, a puddle there, the dog's face all bloodied."
Witnesses said part of the girl's cheek appeared to be hanging off.
Neighbors said the dog involved in the attack belongs to the victim's family. They said the family told them that they think the girl might have reached for the dog's toy when it attacked her.
Animal services responded to the scene.
The dog has been placed under quarantine in the home, where it will remain for 10 days while its being monitored for irregular behavior, after which the dog will be examined by a veterinarian.
However, the dog's owner is expected to turn the animal over to the county on Tuesday, Bohorquez said. 
It's unclear whether the dog will be euthanized.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Kill the damn dog! Watch for irregular behavior? REALLY? Sending a little girl to the hospital as a trauma alert is totally regular behavior, right?

If it is a pit bull, too bad Miami Dade doesn't enforce their pit bull ban!

Pit bulls get such a bad rap, ya know? They don't do anything to deserve such a horrible reputation. The parents are idiots, and even if the little girl was reaching for a dog toy, no excuse. The parents should not have had a pit bull in the first place.

Anonymous said...

If they don't kill the dog, child protection needs to take the girl away from these moron parents.

Anonymous said...

What is the point of a rabies quarantine if the animal will be euthanized at the end of it? The head could come off immediately and tissue sent away for testing. Prolonging the dog's time in a stressful shelter and perhaps exposing workers and other animals there to danger doesn't make sense. And the part about subtly blaming the kid for taking the dog's toy was rich. The attack happened because there was a high-risk dog in the house because the breed ban isn't enforced.

Anonymous said...

OK I googled quarantine for rabies vs. instant euthanasia and decapitation for tissue sample. I should have thought about it more; the quarantine is probably less costly and definitely easier on staff than having to remove heads. Thanks to most pet owners vaccinating, rabies in dogs is rare these days. I found a veterinarian with a good explanation http://www.vin.com/vetzinsight/default.aspx?pid=756&id=5620284b
"The job of removing the pet’s head is unpleasant and is physically and emotionally draining. Despite what you may have seen in the movies, heads like to stay on and removing one is hard work. The task is so terrible that it is often passed on to junior staff members like interns. I have had to do it many times, and I detest it each time." The head removal is reserved for cases where the animal cannot be observed for quarantine, like it died.