Thursday, January 18, 2018

MELBOURNE FL - OFFICERS FIRST THOUGHT A 4-YEAR-OLD GIRL WAS DEAD AFTER BEING MAULED BY A "MIXED BREED DOG" - SHE REGAINED CONSCIOUSNESS - LIFE FLIGHT TO ORLANDO!!!


UPDATE:  http://www.wftv.com/news/local/dog-mauls-4-year-old-girl-melbourne-police-say/685778330

UPDATE WITH VIDEO:  http://www.wesh.com/article/girl-4-mauled-by-pit-bull-in-melbourne-police-say/15392573
UPDATE:  THE 2 DOGS ARE " PIT BULLS"  https://www.floridatoday.com/story/news/crime/2018/01/18/child-attacked-pit-bull-melbourne/1044937001/

A 4-year-old child  was"severely mauled" by  A PAIR OF PIT BULLS  Thursday afternoon and airlifted to Arnold Palmer hospital for treatment, police said.   The incident happened about 1:15 p.m. at The Meadows mobile home park off Rolling Rock Drive near John Rodes Boulevard just north of Eau Gallie Boulevard. 

Paramedics responded to the scene within minutes.  “They’re working on him now,”  said Lt. Steve Sadoff of the Melbourne Police DepartmentThree pit bull mixes were taken from the scene  by Brevard County animal control, but  four dogs were at the residence  at the time of the attack, officers said. 

Police said the child suffered multiple lacerations but is believed to have non-life-threatening injuries. Sgt. Martin Miller with the Melbourne Police Department said the child was left with two women who live in the mobile home park and the child lives on a different street from them. When one of the women went out to run an errand, the dogs, who live in the household with the women, turned on the child for unknown reasons. The other woman attempted to intervene and was also bitten, Miller said.

Richard Hansen, who lives across the street, was able to get the child to safety away from the dogs. Melbourne police are investigating the incident. Police said that no prior incidents had been reported with the animals and that they will remain with animal services until the investigation is complete. 

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A 4-year-old girl mauled by a dog Thursday in Melbourne was initially thought to have died but was airlifted to Orlando for treatment.
The girl was injured in the attack on Rolling Rock Drive in Eau Gallie Estates mobile home park shortly after 1 p.m. She was being watched by a neighbor while her father was at work.
The neighbor has four dogs. The sheriff's office said a MIXED-BREED DOG attack the child. The neighbor was able to get between the girl and the dog.
“The dog went ahead and grabbed her by the boot and the grandmother (babysitter) said ‘no, Max’, that’s the dog, ‘don’t do that, no, no’, and the little girl started screaming and kicking the dog,” said Tracie Barrett, a neighbor. "The grandmother grabs the little girl, throws herself on top of the child to protect the child."
When officers arrived to the home, they initially thought she had died, but she regained consciousness. She has lacerations and bites on her arms and legs. The owner also suffered injuries, but was treated at the home.
She was airlifted to Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children in Orlando for treatment and is expected to be okay.
Melbourne Police say they do not have any reason to believe a person is to blame for the attack, and there is no criminal investigation.
Brevard County Animal Services took three mixed-breed dogs from the home. The sheriff's office says the owner of the dogs is cooperating. Animal Services records show there have been no prior complaints about the residence or the dogs.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Children and pit bulls, what could go wrong?

Excuse me, children and nanny dogs, what could go wrong?