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Girl Attacked by Dogs in Charles County

By Alpert Schreyer on April 8, 2013

Charles County law enforcement officials are conducting an investigation into the violent attack of three dogs on a child.  According to thebaynet.com, the vicious mauling happened at a residence in White Plains on Billingsley Road.

The attack happened at approximately 6 p.m. on April 3,according to Diane Richardson, Charles County Sheriff’s Office spokesperson.  Richardson said the little girl, age five, was found lying wounded in the back yard of the home.  She had injuries to her upper body, face, neck, and ears.  She was air transported to Children’s Hospital where she was initially listed in critical condition.  She is now listed in stable condition according to Richardson, who added that her doctors anticipate that she will survive.

Police investigation has determined that three dogs were involved in the attack — two Presa Canarios and one English bulldog.  The animals belonged to the owner of the residence where the little girl and her mother were living.  The dogs were taken to the Hughesville Tri-County Animal Shelter, where two were euthanized.

Charles County has no statute requiring registration of dangerous dogs.  The animals had no history of violent behavior, according to Richardson.  The Animal Control Unit and the Charles County Criminal Investigative Team are continuing to investigate the dog attack.  Richardson called the incident “a tragic accident.”  She added that at this time no charges have been filed against the dogs’ owner, but that might change pending further investigation.

At the firm of Alpert Schreyer our Charles County dog bite injury attorneys know that dog bites cause serious physical and emotional harm to the victim.  When that victim is a child, the emotional harm can continue for the rest of that child’s life.  If you or a member of your family has suffered a dog bite, you have legal rights.  Call (844) 632-7274 to learn more in Charlea free case evaluation.

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