Dog Attack Update: Infant Likely Disfigured For Life
KREX News Room
MESA COUNTY, Colo.- More information is released regarding the pit bull attacking an 8 month old Mesa County girl Tuesday night.
In reports released by the Mesa County Sheriff's Office, the owner of the 7-year-old pit bull, and mother of the victim, Amy Knepper said that she was playing with the baby on the floor, when the dog attacked.
Dr. Ferguson, who was the ER doctor that treated the infant, told deputies that she suffered multiple lacerations to her face, which included nerve and muscle damage, and will have permanent disfigurement.
As to the animal's history, deputies spoke with a neighbor, Mary Doak, who said Knepper had the dog since it was a puppy and it was never aggressive until recently when it started attacking other dogs.
Even Knepper mentioned that the animal was a good family dog, and never had issues with people.
Although, deputies did notice two rope setups at the house that would generally be used to teach pit bulls to protect or attack.
At this time, the dog is being held for quarantine and after the period expires, Knepper could choose to have it euthanized.
When speaking to officials, Knepper did mention that she wanted the animal to be put down.