An 8-year-old girl is recovering from injuries after she was attacked by a dog at the Oakwood Village Mobile Homes on Wood Road in Miamisburg, authorities said.
Savannah Coleman, 8, was transported to Dayton Children’s Hospital this past weekend, where she is listed in fair condition, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.
This little girl got attacked by a dog,” a 911 caller said. “She’s covered in blood.” The 911 caller said her fiancé was able to grab the dog off Coleman and hold it until the owner was able to grab it. The caller tended to Coleman’s wounds until medics arrived.
It’s still unclear what triggered the incident, however the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center took custody of the dog after its owners released ownership of the dog, said Bob Sexton with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.
“The owners right away said that they wanted to release the dog to us,” Sexton said. “They’ve completely signed the dog over to us.”
Witnesses said the dog appeared to be around 70 pounds and dragged Coleman to the ground. The dog reportedly began to repeatedly bite Coleman, witnesses said.
Sexton said the dog, a 2-year-old PIT BULL, will be quarantined for 10 days before it will be euthanized.
If the owners had not released the dog to the Animal Resource Center, it would have been deemed a vicious or dangerous dog.
(WDTN) - An 8-year-old Miami Township girl is recovering after a pit bull grabbed her by the head over the weekend.
The incident happened at Oakwood Village Trailer Court on Saturday.
A family noticed a girl screaming between two trailers and jumped into action, saving the girls life.
“I ran towards the door, saw the dog and immediately ran," said Dylan Lane, a resident of the park.
He saw a young girl with her head between her knees, a PIT BULL biting her head.
"As soon as I saw the dog, I grabbed the leash and collar from the little girl and tried to restrain it. I choked it just a little so it would loosen its grip, then it finally released. The dog calmed down some, but still made attempts to go after the girl. As soon as it calmed down, it sat next to me. Not even trying to attack me. But as soon as it saw that little girl, it started lunging. I had to choke it back some more, trying to hold it from getting loose," said Lane.
It’s not clear if the dog's owners will be charged.
The girl's family has allowed Lane to visit her in the hospital. He says she had several surgeries and has received more than 400 stitches.
Other residents told 2 NEWS off-camera that pit bulls are not allowed in the park. We reached out to park management and did not hear back.