Girl Recovers After Vicious Dog Mauling
A young Knoxville girl remains in the hospital after being mauled by a rottweiler early Saturday evening. The nine-year old girl came around the front of the house with a black rottweiler holding onto her coat. When she tried to grab it back, the dog grabbed her neck and took her down.
"I hollered for my husband and I said, that dog is going to kill that little girl," said Gloria Harvey, who witnessed the attack from her living room.
One neighbor grabbed a stick and beat the dog until it let the girl loose while another called 9-1-1. Minutes later a man appeared from down the road and shot the dog three times. The little girl was taken to UT Medical Center where she remains in stable condition.
Neighbors said the rottweiler is normally chained, but had gotten loose at least three other times. The owner of the dog has been charged with a pair of animal violations, one for letting a dog run loose and the other for not having its shots on record.
DogsBite.org bets the cost of the "animal violations" will not exceed $200. The young girl's medical bills, however, will likely exceed $10,000.
UPDATE /08/08: Daishauna Craig, the victim in this case, is yet another victim exploited by the press.