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.