YUKON OK - HERO DAVID HARRIS BECOMES EMOTIONAL AS HE REMEMBERS THE HORRIFIC ROTTWEILER ATTACK ON A 6-YEAR-OLD GIRL AT A PLAYGROUND NEAR THE GOLF COURSE
(KFOR) – A six-year-old girl was attacked by a Rottweiler at Surrey Hills Golf Course.
“It was horrific. She was completely covered in blood,” said David Harris, who was nearby when the attack happened.
Harris was emotional as he remembered what he says was the worst day of his life.
“When we pulled up, I thought she was dead, but then I heard her scream,” Harris said.
He was at Surrey Hills Golf Course when he saw 6-year-old Della being dragged by the dog.
Her ear was completely severed and she had deep cuts in her head and down to her shoulders.
“He was tossing her around, I’m not kidding, like a rag doll,” said Harris.
News 4 talked to Della’s mom off camera. She says her daughter and her 7-year-old brother were near a playground behind the golf course when the dog jumped the fence, catching Della by her shirt and pulling her to the ground.
Her mom says if it wasn’t for Harris, her daughter might not be here.
“I just got into dad mode, I guess. I didn’t even think, I just grabbed him by the collar and pulled him off of the girl,” said Harris.
News 4 also talked to the dog’s owner, who says he’s distraught and still unsure why his dog attacked.
It's a terrible incident to happen. I don't wish this on anybody. Honestly, it was an accident. Unfortunately it turned out the way it did and I'm very sorry for the situation,” said Phillip Lavine, the dog’s owner.
Della is still in the hospital. Her mom says she is hoping she won’t have to undergo any more surgeries.
The dog is in Animal Control custody. There is no word yet on whether it will be put down.