Authorities are investigating a pitbull attack in Bryan County, Georgia, during which a 21-month-old girl has been killed.
Savannah Morning News reported that the little girl was savaged by not one, but seven dogs yesterday. On Wednesday, March 27, police received a call about the dog attack at around 6:30 p.m.
Sheriff Clyde R. Smith described that they were called in by the victim's grandmother who was asleep when the dogs mauled the girl.
By the time she was woken up by the struggle and looked for her granddaughter in the yard, she was already dead.
As she was attacked by their family dogs, all pitbulls and pitbull mixed breeds, Bryan County Animal Control officials were notified and put them to sleep.
At this time, there is no information about the victim's identity, the whereabouts of her parents at the time of the incident or whether or not police are pressing charges in the case.
In November last year, we documented the story of an 11-year-old from Georgia who saved his younger sister from a similar, potentially fatal incident involving their neighbors' two dogs.
Maleik Carr of Dublin was walking his sister to school when the mutts jumped through a hole in the chain link fence separating the two yards.
“The brown and white dog ran to the other side, jumped out of the fence and the black one did too, and they started snapping at Jalia. So I ran over there started kicking them away from her, and they bit me. And I told Jalia to run,” Carr recalled.
Fortunately, he was also able to make an escape by using a toy chair to keep the dogs at a safe distance from him, until jumping the fence back to his yard. Neither he nor his sister were severely harmed in the brutal attack.