JEROMESVILLE, ASHLAND COUNTY OH - A FAMILY'S LONG-TIME PET PIT BULL MIX ATTACKED THEIR 12-YEAR-OLD DAUGHTER IN THE FACE - LIFE FLIGHT TO RAINBOW BABIES AND CHILDREN'S CLEVELAND
Ashland County Sheriff’s Office Deputies and Jeromesville EMS responded to South High Street in Jeromesville on December 28th at 2:04 pm for a Pit Bull attack on a juvenile.
According to Sheriff’s Office reports, a 12-year-old was viciously attacked by a family pet PIT BULL MIX. The juvenile was able to get away from the K-9 after the attack and run about a block seeking help at a friend’s house.
The attack had EMS crews asking for Life Flight while still on scene, and according to scanner traffic, the 12-year-old girl was transported by Jeromesville EMS to University Hospitals Samaritan Medical Center with facial injuries.
Shortly after Jeromesville EMS arrived at Samaritan Medical Center, Life Flight transported the juvenile to Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital in Cleveland, Ohio.
Ashland County Sheriff’s Office Deputy Whalen said, “It was the family’s long-time pet, it is a Pit Bull Mix, matter of fact they have three K-9’s. The K-9 is isolated and the Dog Warden is working with the family at this time.”
Tom Kosht, the Ashland County Dog Warden said he has spoken with the mother and agrees that the K-9 should be euthanized but at this time they are still working with the family and the K-9 is in quarantine.
“Our thoughts are with the family,” Mayor of Jeromesville Randy Spade said, “we are here for the family and are working with Law Enforcement to ensure the safety of our residents.”