- Associated Press - Tuesday, September 2, 2014

SPRINGFIELD, Ore. (AP) - A 2-year-old girl was critically injured when she was mauled by a pit bull dog at a Springfield home.

Police say the dog also bit the girl’s 28-year-old father on the face Sunday when he attempted to rescue her.

The Register-Guard reports (https://bit.ly/1sWXBme ) the girl was flown to Legacy Emanuel Medical Center in Portland where she was reported Monday in critical condition.

Springfield Animal Control says the dog that attacked the toddler was a large adult pit bull that belongs to a family member. The pit bull and a lab-collie mix that growled at the girl are both quarantined at the animal control kennel for an investigation.

The Register-Guard reports a woman at the home declined to comment. A sign on the house says, “Warning! Security dog.”


Information from: The Register-Guard, https://www.registerguard.com

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