Pit bull owner cited after attack

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Posted: Apr 2, 2012 5:51 PM by Rob Krieger
Updated: Apr 2, 2012 6:45 PM
Source: WBRZ

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Topics: dog, bite, girl, pit bull, Livingston Parish, sheriff's office, deputies, Watson

WATSON- A young girl is recovering after a pit bull bit her over the weekend.

Livingston Parish Deputies said the dog was chained up and behind a fence when the attack happened.

"The child was in the vicinity of the dog, which was restrained, it was inside a fenced in area, not real sure what happened but the end result, the child had a pretty serious injury," said Perry Rushing with the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.

Deputies cited the owner of the dog charging them with unlawful ownership of a dangerous dog, because they believe the dog was unprovoked when it bit the girl.

Officials say, even though the dog was restrained, the owner is still on the hook for its actions.

"You're still responsible, you have to make extra sure that the child is protected from your animal even if you suspect nothing like this could ever happen, it's still your responsibility as a pet owner to protect anybody who's on your property from your animals," said Rushing.

A judge will decide if the dog should be euthanized.

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