Pit Bull is AWOL; Toddler Facing Rabies Shots
Cheektowaga, NY - Authorities are looking for a pit bull that attacked a Cheektowaga toddler. There are concerns about whether the dog was updated on its rabies shots. The dog attacked the toddler, Two-year old Brianna Warden, when she and her mother were returning from a nearby park on Friday. At the time, the toddler was still in her stroller.
The mother, Anna, said that she entered the building and the dog called Doo was sitting on the steps. "The dog came right after her and pushed her in the corner," she said. "Her stroller is still there and he had her up against the shovel." She said Doo's owner came down and pulled the dog away, but not before it "dragged his teeth across her face."
The toddler received over 20 stitches for the attack. Doo's owner got rid of the dog right away. Anna said the owner gave it back to the person he got the dog from or sold it. "The story's changed a couple times," she said. But now she and authorities are looking for that dog after hearing that his rabies vaccination may be past due.
Anna said, "There's gotta be somebody that has him or knows where he is." Cheektowaga Animal Control told the couple the dog will need to be quarantined first and then tested for rabies or else Brianna will need a series of shots. The mother doesn't want to have to put Brianna through the shots. Nor should she, the shots are expensive and painful.