Saturday, August 5, 2017

(July 2017) Louisiana: Twelve-year-old girl attacked by Pit Bulls

LOUISIANA -- The Ville Platte Chief of Police Neal Lartigue recently reported that an individual received nine violations after dogs attacked a 12-year-old female.

In a release from the chief, it stated that “on July 17, 2017 at approximately 3:00 p.m. officers with the Ville Platte Police Department responded to an animal complaint at Mercy Regional Hospital.”

According to the release, “upon arrival, officer’s learned that a 12-year-old female was attacked by two dogs while riding her hoverboard in the area of East Desoto Street on North Chataignier.”

Later, “officers and detectives made contact with the owner of the dogs at a residence on N. Chataignier Street.”

It was there that officers “learned that the homeowner had multiple pit bulls, some of which had gotten away from the residence.”

According to the release, “The homeowner willingly surrendered the animals and received nine violations in reference to the incident.”

The juvenile who was attacked “was treated at Mercy Regional for injuries to her lower back and buttocks area.”

According to the chief, this incident remains under investigation at this time.

( - July 27, 2017)

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