Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Adult, toddler bitten by dog in suburban West Palm Beach

By Alexandra Seltzer and Cynthia Roldan, The Palm Beach Post

An 18-month-old girl and her father are victims of a dog bite in suburban West Palm Beach.
Tim Kelly, who said he is the dog’s owner, said the girl was bitten on the side of her stomach. He did not know the extent of her injuries.
Ryleigh Sills was flown to Delray Medical Center, said Teri Barbera, spokeswoman for the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office. Kelly said the father was transported to Palms West Hospital with bites to his arm.
Authorities at the scene did not immediately know the condition of the two.
Kelly said the child is the daughter of his girlfriend, Robin Sills.
The dog, 5-year-old Stormy, is a pit bull-German Shepherd mix, Kelly said, and remained in the house as of mid-morning.
The incident occured on the 900 block of Sumter Road East.
The Palm Beach County Animal Care and Control also has responded to the scene. Kelly said Stormy was adopted from the animal shelter. He also said he intends to euthanize the dog.
Another dog, a 4-year-old Border Collie, also is in the home.

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