Pit bull fatally mauls 9-month old
(NY Post) Brenda Villasin, 24, dropped off her baby daughter, Liana, at her grandmother’s house early Wednesday, kissing the girl’s feet goodbye as she slept.
But hours later, she got the call that every parent dreads — telling her to return to the home as fast as she could.
Upon arriving, police told Villasin that her daughter had died when a male pit bull about 3 or 4 years old — one of three in the residence — mauled her as she sat in a child’s seat.
“I am numb right now,” Villasin told the Herald. “She was the best thing to ever happen to me.”
Officials from Broward County Animal Care and Control later removed the three dogs from the home.
The fate of the dog that attacked the girl — which was raised by the family since it was a puppy — was immediately unclear, the agency’s assistant director, Stefanie Chicko, told The Post.
The three dogs were removed due to the severity of the attack, Chicko said. Animal control officials will now work with police in an ongoing investigation, she said.
Officials in neighboring Miami-Dade County banned pit bulls nearly 30 years ago, according to the newspaper.
No breed-specific ban exists in Broward County, Chicko said. Read the full story at the New York Post.