Girl bitten by stray dog in her home

February 13, 2008 5:05:08 PM PST
A little girl was bitten by a dog in her neighborhood in northwest Harris County.At about 4:40pm, a three-year-old girl and a sibling were playing outside with their Chihuahua when an apparent stray pit bull entered their yard on Woodico Court near West Road. The little dog ran into the house to escape, but the pit bull ran in after it.

The children went inside the rescue the Chihuaha and the girl was severely bitten on her arm. The girl's father managed to grab the pit bull and dragged it outside. A neighbor saw the man struggling with the dog and helped tie it to a tree.

The girl was taken to Northwest Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries.

Animal control officers took the dog into custody. It will be tested for rabies, and then it may be put down.

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