Tuesday, July 25, 2017

BRANSON, TANEY COUNTY MISSOURI - 2 PIT BULLS MAULED AN 11-YEAR-OLD GIRL ON JULY 21 CAUSING 45 + WOUNDS OVER HER ENTIRE BODY AND HEAD


UPDATE:  http://www.ky3.com/content/news/Two-pit-bulls-maul-Taney-County-girl-437770313.html


UPDATE:  http://bransontrilakesnews.com/news_free/article_f7af08ba-7316-11e7-971d-3fdd14e5a6f7.html



An 11-year-old girl was badly injured after TWO PIT BULLS  attacked her July 21 east of Branson.
Amanda Prichard suffered severe lacerations and damage all over her body, including her head, according to her aunt, Lora Erickson.
The incident occurred when Prichard was walking to a friend’s house, which is where the dogs were, Erickson said.
“She is only 11 years old and has been a really brave little girl,” Erickson said. “She tried to fight off the dogs by poking at their eyes and even played dead to no avail, the attack continued for many minutes.”
A nearby neighbor heard the girl’s screams and came to help her.
“After 5 hours of surgery, they addressed over 45 wound repairs, but are hopeful, in time, that she will have a full recovery ... She is alive today because of (the neighbor) and the medical professionals taking care of her at a hospital in Springfield,” Erickson stated. “While she is healing physically, she will have emotional scars that will take time to heal.”
The two dogs were euthanized by Taney County Animal Control, according to Taney County Health Department Community Outreach Manager Lisa Marshall. Marshall said she did not know the age of the pit bulls.
“We sent their brain matter for rabies testing, and it came it came back negative,” Marshall said.
According to Marshall, there have been 14 pit bull dog bite quarantines in 2017 in Taney County.
Taney County Prosecuting Attorney Jeff Merrell stated via email the incident occurred at Sarah Lane on T Highway.
No charges have been filed because an investigation continues, Merrell stated.
Information on Prichard’s condition may be found at a Facebook site called “Healing for Amanda Prichard.”



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It has been a long night with 5+ hours of surgery and over 45 wound repairs. Thank you for all the prayers for my niece and her injuries from the pit bulls attacking her. It will be a long road to recovery but we are so blessed to still have her! We are so grateful to amazing doctors and nurses. Continued prayers for a full recovery would be so appreciated. She is a brave spirit! 💕🙏🏻

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My niece, Amanda, was mauled by two pit bulls on July 21st and has severe lacerations and damage all over her body including her head.  After 5 hours of surgery they addressed over 45 wound repairs, they are hopeful that she will have a full recovery but it will take time.  She is only 11 years old and has been a real brave little girl.  I know it will be a difficult recovery for her.  Any contributions to help relieve some of the medical expenses for her family would be greatly appreciated.  Continued prayers are always welcome.  We love you Amanda!



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I talked to my sister quite a while yesterday which was so nice. I am glad to know this little angel has been able to get some more rest and her sisters are feeding her and helping care for her. Amanda says everyone and the nurses has been so nice. I learned the ordeal with the dogs was quite long and it is a miracle she is still here! She is a spirited fighter for sure and doing well all things considered. She is still in the hospital and may be moved to an inpatient rehab facility in a day or two. Thank you for all the prayers and kindness.

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2 comments:

Anonymous said...

I'm starting to wonder whose pit bulls those were. There's no mention of it anywhere. If they were family pit bulls, WAS IT WORTH IT?

Anonymous said...

They were not the familys. Neighbors dogs, they have since been put down. The neighbor hasn't been seen much, the locals are on the verge of lynching him. Rightfully so.