Two bulldogs euthanized after attacking girl, 7, in Dundalk

March 15, 2011|By Liz F. Kay, The Baltimore Sun

Two dogs that attacked a 7-year-old girl in Dundalk over the weekend have been euthanized, according to a Baltimore County Department of Health spokeswoman.

The American bulldogs were put down Monday at the request of their owner, said the spokeswoman, Monique Lyle.

The girl had been riding her bike in the 700 block of Villager Circle when the dogs escaped their yard and attacked her, said Lt. Robert McCullough, a Baltimore County police spokesman.

The girl remains in serious condition and will need several surgeries to recover from her injuries, he said.

The investigation is ongoing, but McCullough said Tuesday police and county animal control are reviewing the case for possible criminal and civil charges against the owner.

Police had originally described the dogs as pit bulls.

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