11-Year-Old Girl Mauled By Pit Bull She Raised From Puppyhood

She was driven to the Hennepin County Medical Center after the dog bit her on her face.

An 11-year-old Kenny girl trusted her dog, a 5-year-old pit bull she had raised from a puppy.

But around 8 p.m. Tuesday, the dog turned vicious while playing with the girl in the backyard of her house on the 5600 block of Morgan Avenue.

The pit bull bit her on the face, leaving several scratches and lacerations.

The girl’s father drove her to Hennepin County Medical Center after EMS examined her at the scene.

Animal Control responded and took the pit bull into custody.


UPDATE 4:43 p.m. 5/17/12: Minneapolis Animal Care and Control .

Coccice Jamal May 17, 2012 at 12:23 AM
Alexis, I'm so sorry you are going through this right now. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers. We hope you get better really soon.
Barada May 17, 2012 at 12:54 AM
James, do you have access to the insurance statistics that were released today? I've only seen stories that report numbers of bites and payouts on claims. Have you seen any breed specific breakdowns. I think insurance stats are probably the most reliable as they have the simplest agenda.
James Sanna May 17, 2012 at 02:57 AM
Which statistics? I can't say I'm familiar with them. We're just focused on the Minneapolis numbers here.
C. M. September 29, 2012 at 07:06 PM
LOL. SO true. What a joke. Those dogs are power hungry preditors. It's in their nature. Good luck to all the dummies that own one.
Kim December 21, 2012 at 09:25 PM
It's been a few months ago that this conversation was in full swing but I stumbled upon it just today while searching for some info on other issues. I had to post up and say I hope the Pit Bull hater out there has found some time to get the facts on dog bites!!!!!!


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