4-Year Old Girl Mauled
Dothan, Al - In another Alabama pit bull attack, a 4-year old child was attacked while playing in his backyard. The incident left Elaine Walton in shock. She was inside her house when a neighbor called to say the boy who lived in the upstairs apartment was outside crying.
"When I went outside the pit bull had the baby's head in it's mouth."
Animal control officers picked up the dog and confined him at a local shelter. They also picked up another dog from the same residence. Neighbors said the dogs often barked at people, but had never bitten anyone until now. "Like I said I've never had a problem with them," said Nina Fryer, who lives across the street.
The child and his family were familiar with the dog and his owners. At this time it is still uncertain what provoked the dog to attack, not that a pit bull needs a reason. Whatever the case, pit bull advocates will certainly blame the child. This is always the case when there are no witnesses.