Dog mauls 5-year-old girl in MarshfieldA dog mauled and severely injured a 5-year-old girl in Marshfield and police had to shoot the dog to stop the attack.
By: The Associated Press, Superior Telegram
MARSHFIELD, Wis. (AP) — A dog mauled and severely injured a 5-year-old girl in Marshfield and police had to shoot the dog to stop the attack.
The girl and her 33-year-old father, from Spencer, were visiting the home about 10 p.m. Tuesday when the Rottweiler-pit bull mix attacked her, causing severe injuries to her legs and arms.
Police Chief Gary Jepsen says officers shot the dog twice, killing it. He says they don't know why the dog was so fixated on the girl.
The dog's remains were sent to a Madison lab for tests. Police are still investigating.
The child's father and a 21-year-old woman were also treated for wounds and released. The Marshfield News-Herald reports the girl was listed in fair condition at a local hospital Wednesday night.
Information from: Marshfield News-Herald, http://www.marshfieldnewsherald.com