News 12 CT spoke exclusively with the little girl's father Alberto Rodriguez, who says the attack started inside of his house in the 200 block of Pearl Harbor Street and ended up in the front yard, where an adult finally pulled the girl and dog apart.
Ten-year-old Glaribel was hospitalized with wounds caused by her uncle's pit bull after she saved a 7-year-old boy from the dog's attack.
The 7-year-old was able to get free from the dog and went to jump out of the open first-floor window to get away from the dog, according to police.
After its first victim escaped, the Pit Bull then turned and attacked the 10-year-old girl, leaving her with cuts to the left side of the head, wounds to the left ear, left shoulder and right upper lip, the left hand, cut to her right lower stomach, right upper thigh, and the middle of her right thigh.
Alberto Rodriguez says Glaribel, 10, is recovering at the hospital after undergoing extensive plastic surgery Thursday morning to her face, leg, and abdomen.
"[Her] mom states that she will need follow-up surgeries and that they are trying to control the pain".
Rodriguez claims that the Pit Bull was provoked by one of the children "hitting the dog in the face". However, he could not explain why the Pit Bull then attacked his daughter, who'd done nothing to the dog.
The dog belongs to the girl's uncle, a New York City man, according to White.
Bridgeport Animal Control has the dog in custody and they are trying to reach the owner, who is in NY.
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(Newburgh Gazette - July 21, 2017)