05/12/11 — Girl recovering after bite by neighbor's dog

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Girl recovering after bite by neighbor's dog

By Gary Popp
Published in News on May 12, 2011 1:46 PM

A 9-year-old Rosewood girl underwent surgery on her arm Sunday night following an attack by a neighbor's dog.

Wayne County Animal Control Director Vicki Falconer said girl's injuries were severe.

Falconer said the dog is a mixed breed and has been a family pet for years.

The dog will be quarantined for 10 days, while Falconer decides if the dog is a danger. The animal will then either be released to its owners, or will be euthanized.

Falconer said the young victim, a student at Rosewood Elementary, was playing with other children and riding a scooter when he dog came out and bit her.

Falconer added the girl is responding well the surgery she received at Wayne Memorial Hospital.