Nassua County, N.Y. – A nine year old child was playing in the backyard of a friend’s house when she was attacked by a dog on Sunday, November 8th.
According to witnesses’ a 2 year old pit bull that lived in the area charged the little girl and attacked. When police arrived at the scene the dog charged again, causing one of the officers to shoot and kill the dog.
The family of the dog owner and neighbors who knew the dog reported they were surprised the dog attacked the little girl.
This unbelievably sad incident should serve as a reminder for all pet owners; make sure your animals are secured on a leash or within a fenced area. The dog involved in this attack was a pit bull but it’s important to note that in studies and data collected form both the Center for Disease Control and the ASPCA pit bulls are not more likely to bite or injure humans than other dogs.
Regardless of if you have a pit, a golden retriever, or even a small breed dog it’s your obligation to keep your family and neighbors safe by taking the proper safety precautions.
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