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Pit Bull Attacks Girl, 6, While Owner Says: ‘Get Off My Dog’

Wed, March 13, 2013 8:39pm EDT by Billy Nilles 62 Comments
Pit Bull Attacks Girl
Courtesy of ABC

A little girl was brutally attacked by a pit bull in New York City on Mar. 10, rescued only by strangers, while the dog’s owner defended the animal! Read on for the shocking details.

The corner of 166th Street and Webster Avenue in the Bronx was the site of a horrific scene on Mar. 10 when a six-year-old girl was attacked by a unleashed and vicious pit bull as the girl and her grandmother were walking down the street. As passersby rushed to rescue the young girl, the dog’s owner rushed to defend his pet!

Strangers Rush To Rescue Young Girl During Pit Bull Attack

As surveillance footage of the brutal attack shows, the dog bolted straight for the little girl from across the street, attacking her and flinging her around the sidewalk. Her poor grandmother seems mostly stunned and terrified, unable to do anything to help. Several witnesses rushed to the child’s aid, including Eduardo Candelier, who works at a nearby tire shop.

“The dog was biting her,” Eduardo told the local NBC affiliate. “The girl was crying, she was going crazy.” He added, “The first thing that went through my mind was that I had to help her.”

The little girl was rushed from the scene in an ambulance to a local hospital, where she was treated for minor injuries, including small puncture wounds to her right arm and right leg. She was treated and released and, thankfully, is said to be doing well.

Vicious Pit Bull’s Owner Defends His Dog During Attack

During the frightening ordeal, the owner of the dog rushed to the scene, though he reportedly seemed more preoccupied with keeping people away from his dog. He puts the animal on a leash, as it should have been all along, and tells the others to stand back.

The owner, who lives near the corner, stayed on the scene to await the arrival of the police. He was issued a summons for having the dog off of a leash, but the dog was not taken away by animal control.

Do you think the dog should have been taken away, HollyMoms?

— Billy Nilles

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