Girl, 8, attacked by dog

August 28, 2013

An 8-year-old Lipan girl who was attacked by a dog that was a mix between a Rhodesian ridgeback and a pit bull Wednesday was treated and released from Lake Granbury Medical Center, but results from rabies testing on the dog had not been received by press time, according to Hood County Animal Control Sergeant Kelly McNab.

The girl suffered bites to her back, thighs and arms, McNab said, and she was believed to have been treated and released that day.

The dog belonged to a neighbor who lived about two streets away from where the incident occurred, which was on Gafford Court. McNab said that that the neighbor’s son reportedly heard the girl’s screams and pulled the dog off of her. She had gone outside to pet a horse next door to her home.

The neighbor elected to surrender the dog to Animal Control in order to have it euthanized so that it could be sent immediately for testing.

The sergeant was quick to note that the county has a leash law that is enforced, and said, “They will receive a citation.”

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