According to the dog’s owner, the child was tossing rocks at the dog before it lunged at the girl.Another neighbor heard the child screaming and called police while the dog’s owner was trying to stop the pit bull’s attack.
Hurricane Animal Control Officer Linda Melin said she responded immediately and impounded the dog, where it remains quarantined. "The dog’s owner was doing everything possible to stop the dog, " said Melin. "The owners are being absolutely cooperative with me in this investigation.”
The pit bull is about two or three years old and is not neutered. Melin said the dog has no history of being a problem and often plays with children. She said she is awaiting contact from the victim’s family to complete the investigation.