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Girl, 6, Loses Jaw & Tongue After Being Mauled By 2 Pit Bulls

Fri, June 6, 2014 4:49pm EDT by Lauren Cox 45 Comments

A little girl is in a medically induced coma after being brutally attacked by two unsupervised pit bulls. According to reports, one of the dogs ripped off part of the girls jaw during the unprovoked attack. So sad.

The mother of Zainabou Drame, 6, desperately tried to save her little girl from two vicious pit bulls by using a baseball bat. The dogs, reportedly belonging to the girl’s neighbor, were so out of control they would not stop attacking the little girl until the police were forced to shoot them dead.

Little Girl, 6, In A Coma After Vicious Pit Bull Attack

This is just awful.

A little girl was innocently playing outside of her home with her older brother, Moustapha, 9, when two of the neighbor’s dogs attacked her. The dog’s reportedly attacked her shorts and legs until she fell down, which is when they started biting her face. At one point, the dogs grabbed her by her jaw and dragged her body along the sidewalk, reports the Daily Mail.

Horrified, Zainabou’s mother, Tanina, desperately tried to stop the dogs by beating them with a baseball bat, but it was useless. The dogs would not stop viciously ripping at the girl’s face until police arrived and were forced to shoot both of the dogs dead.

Zainabou was rushed to the hospital where she is in serious but stable condition. The little girl reportedly lost part of her jaw and tongue during the attack. Doctors put her into a medically induced coma, and authorities are “cautiously optimistic” that she will recover.

The attacked happened on Wednesday night, June 4, right outside of the Drame’s family home in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Both pit bulls belonged to Zainabou’s neighor, Zontae Irby. He also had a third pit bull which was not involved in the brutal mauling. The third dog is alive and currently in the custody of SPCA of Cincinnati.

Police revealed to WCPO that they were able to distract the dogs before shooting them.

“It’s really indescribable and something no person should ever have to see and something we’ll never forget,” Cincinnati Police Officer Kyle Strunk explained.

“I saw the brown dog, which was the bigger of the two dogs and he had the girl’s head in his mouth. He was slinging it around, thrashing his head back and forth with her in his mouth.”

Truly disturbing to hear.

Our thoughts go out to little Zainabou and her family at this time.

— Lauren Cox

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