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11-Year-Old Attacked By Pit Bull

Steve Wagner

An 11-year-old Fort Wayne, IN girl was attacked by a pit bull early this May, and was hospitalized as a result of the attack. The girl, Elizabeth Stone, was playing next door to her home, at her best friend’s house. She, her friend, and the dog were all playing in the back yard when her friend’s mother, Aimee Dailey, started to get a “bad feeling” about the dog.

After asking someone to remove the dog, the dog immediately turned on Elizabeth and began biting her leg and ankle.

According to the Animal Care and Control facility in that area, the Dailey’s had received this dog from another family who dropped him off a few days earlier. The exchange had to be made off-property because the original owners did not want to sign any paperwork or make the exchange official.

After the incident, the dog was taken from the Dailey’s and is now with Animal Care and Control. The dog will be put down this week, after testing is completed for rabies and other diseases.

It is estimated that pit bulls kill an American on average every 18.6 days. While some pit bulls are tame, docile and well-trained, and have long lives with loving families and homes, its unfortunate that too many pit bulls are allowed to become dangerous, and cause extreme accidents like this one, as well as fatalities.

If you or a loved one has been attacked by a pit bull or other dog, the dog bite lawyers at Wagner Reese may be able to assist you with your recovery. Give us a call today at (888) 204-8440 to schedule a free consultation with us.

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