Four-Year-Old Girl is Dead After Dog Attack


By Alabama News Network

A four-year-old girl is dead in Tallassee after being attacked by one or more dogs.

Tallassee Police Cheif Jimmy Rodgers tells Alabama News Network it happened around 5:00  Wednesday evening in southern Tallassee on Lower Tuskegee Road.

Rodgers says they are unsure of how many dogs attacked her at this time. She received numerous injuries from the attack. Two dogs have been taken into custody to a local vet for evaluation. Stay with Alabama News Network for the latest.

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Fagan said on Tuesday, Mar 4 at 11:28 PM

It was probly dog that started running in a pack. They are mixed breed and in-breed. A neighbor moved and left 3 mixed dogs and in 6 months there were over 20 dogs. Attacking live stock and a lot of concern in the neighbor hood.

S Buff said on Thursday, Feb 27 at 10:17 PM

It doesn't have to be a pit bull. I was attacked by a blue heeler. 29 staples in leg and arm. I told the owners that if it had been a small child it would have killed them. And it doesn't matter if the parents were there or not. It happens so fast, a small child doesn't stand a chance! God bless this family! Why do people have dogs that do this? And, by the way, the blue heeler is still alive!

correction said on Thursday, Feb 27 at 7:29 PM

pit bulls account for 60% of fatal dog attacks, not 90%. this has more to do with the people raising themthan the breed. these are the facts the public needs to know...

Terri said on Thursday, Feb 27 at 2:14 PM

Who ever was watching this child needs to be held responsible. A four year old child should not be outside Unsupervised.These dogs need to be put down and not at a vet being observed.

Sara said on Thursday, Feb 27 at 1:02 PM

A picture will suffice.

Jane Rawlings said on Wednesday, Feb 26 at 11:45 PM

News outlets are reporting that it's 'mixed breed'dogs. This is likely code for pit bull type. Pit bull types did 90% of the killing last year, 84% this year so far. Please update us, because these are facts the public needs to know.

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