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Posted: November 16, 2014

Police: Pit bull protects girl, 5, after another dog bites her face

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By The Palm Beach Post

LAKE WORTH, Fla. —

A dog that bit a 5-year-old Florida girl's face Saturday was attacked by the girl’s pet pit bull and euthanized, Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control Capt. Dave Walesky said.

The girl, playing on a sidewalk, tried to pet the dog, a Labrador mix, before it bit her, Walesky said. The girl’s pit bull attacked the offending dog, which suffered severe injuries, Walesky said.

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The girl was treated at Delray Beach Medical Center and released, Walesky said.

The Labrador mix was euthanized by Animal Care and Control and will be tested for rabies.

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