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Update: Amarillo Girl Mauled by Pit Bull

"I'm just really upset that this happened to my daughter. It's hard to see her sitting up in the hospital bed on morphine and her leg, it just looks ripped apart," says her mother. "I'm just really upset that this happened to my daughter. It's hard to see her sitting up in the hospital bed on morphine and her leg, it just looks ripped apart," says her mother.
"It was going vicious at her like it just wanted to mangle and tear her leg off...it was ugly," says neighbor Richard Baca. "It was going vicious at her like it just wanted to mangle and tear her leg off...it was ugly," says neighbor Richard Baca.

A pit bull is euthanized after attacking an Amarillo girl. An attack the Amarillo Animal Control Department is calling the most brutal they've seen in years.

The young victim's mother tells us she is still bleeding from the attack, and that she has already received more than a hundred stitches and the nerves in her leg may be permanently damaged.

Five girls were playing on a neighbor's trampoline when their pit bull viciously mauled 7 year old Brittany Tennison's leg last night.

"I'm just really upset that this happened to my daughter. It's hard to see her sitting up in the hospital bed on morphine and her leg, it just looks ripped apart," says her mother.

Another neighbor, Richard Baca, who came to her aid, says it took him and the dog's owner to pry the dog loose.

"It was going vicious at her like it just wanted to mangle and tear her leg off...it was ugly."

According to Animal Control the case was reviewed for felony criminal charges, but will not be filed because the dog was confined to it's own property. However, the girls family says they do feel the dog's owner acted irresponsibly.

"I think the community and everywhere in the united states should take a stand against those dogs because they should be accountable for that...it's just not right." said her grandmother.

"Time will tell. All I know right now is my daughters sitting in the hospital and she has over a hundred stitches in her leg from a dog mauling her like that."

Animal Control says if you or your child is attacked by a dog, make sure to stay still and protect you head and neck.

 

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