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Two Girls Attacked by Dog in Muncie, IN

Steve Wagner

Two sisters in Muncie, Indiana are recovering after a dog viciously attacked them in their back yard last week. The girls both had to be taken to the hospital by ambulance, but thankfully their injuries were not life-threatening, and they were released later that day.

They are both at home recovering from their wounds. The dog, owned by a neighbor down the street, apparently escaped his enclosure, and made his way through an open gate into the yard where the girls were playing.

The dog attacked Angel West first, biting her multiple times, and then turned on her sister, Emmalee West, leaving puncture wounds in her stomach and on her buttocks. The Muncie Animal Shelter is holding the dog, and it is being labeled as “vicious” since it attacked children outside of its own yard. It is our understanding that the dog will not be released.

The dog’s owner said he didn’t know how the dog got out of his enclosure to begin with, but a police report showed a loose screw on his enclosure, allowing a place large enough for the dog to escape.

Dog attacks are far more common than most people realize, and children are injured by dogs more than any other age group. If you or a loved one have been injured by a dog, give the dog bite injury attorneys at Wagner Reese a call for more information on how we can assist you through this process.

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