Tuesday, October 30, 2018

SANFORD, LEE COUNTY NC - A PIT BULL "SOMEHOW" GOT OFF ITS CHAIN AND MAULED A 12-YEAR-OLD GIRL GETTING OFF THE SCHOOL BUS CAUSING 49 PUNCTURE WOUNDS!!!



(WTVD) --
A 12 year-old is recovering after her mother says she was bitten nearly 50 times by her neighbor's dog.

The attack happened Monday afternoon as the 7th grader was getting off the bus.

Her mother Lateta Verbal says the dog is normally chained up in the backyard, but Monday it was roaming free and attacked her daughter.

Verbal says a neighbor heard the girl's cries for help and ran outside. But Verbal says no one bothered to call 911.

Instead, when she got home, a crowd of people were standing around her bloodied daughter in the yard.

The 12-year-old was taken to the hospital and was later released. She's at home resting but her mother wants the dog owners arrested.

Lee County Animal Control seized the dog. It will be under quarantine for ten days pending the outcome of the investigation. Meanwhile criminal charges could be filed by the Sheriff's Office.

This story is developing. Check back with ABC11 for the latest.

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