Pitbull that attacked girl, 8, in Miami Twp. to be euthanized

An 8-year-old girl is recovering from injuries after she was attacked by a dog at the Oakwood Village Mobile Homes on Wood Road in Miami Twp., authorities said.

Savannah Coleman, 8, was transported to Dayton Children’s Hospital this past weekend, where she is listed in fair condition, according to a spokesperson for the hospital.

“This little girl got attacked by a dog,” a 911 caller said.  “She’s covered in blood.”

The 911 caller said her fiancé was able to grab the dog off the child and hold it until the owner was able to grab it. The caller tended to the girl’s wounds until medics arrived.

It’s still unclear what triggered the incident, however the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center took custody of the dog after its owners released ownership, said Bob Sexton with the Montgomery County Animal Resource Center.

“The owners right away said that they wanted to release the dog to us,” Sexton said. “They’ve completely signed the dog over to us.”

Witnesses said the dog appeared to be around 70 pounds and dragged Coleman to the ground. The dog reportedly began to repeatedly bite the girl, witnesses said.

Sexton said the dog, a 2-year-old pitbull, will be quarantined for 10 days before it will be euthanized.

If the owners had not released the dog to ARC, it would have been deemed a vicious or dangerous dog.

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