The girl had deep lacerations on her arm and in her armpit, according to Dee Thompson, director of the Panhandle Animal Welfare Society, which handles animal control.
The dog escaped from a home on Gibson Road in the Wright area. The animal control officer who responded used her van to corral the dog, which ran back inside its home.
The dog got away again but the officer was able to capture it.
The dog, a 2-year-old male named Coffee, is current on his rabies shots, but the law requires dogs to be confiscated for quarantine/observation if they bite a child above the waist.
Thompson said her animal control officer told her the dog was "as wired as someone who drank too much coffee". She also said the owner wants the dog back.
(NWF Daily News - March 30, 2017)