Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Pitt Bull Bites Two-Year-Old Girl in Her Face

By David Gurliacci, Norwalk Patch

A horrified mother and grandmother Wednesday morning found the grandmother's pit bull on a bed with her grandaughter after the dog bit the two-year-old on the left side of the girl's face.
The child was rushed to Norwalk Hospital at about 8:45 a.m. where doctors tended to an open wound on the left side of the child's face, police said.
The child's mother and grandmother were in the home at 101 Stewart Ave., but not in the same room with the child and dog when the incident happened, according to a Norwalk Police spokesman.
Police said Diana Vuoso's four-year-old dog had previously received a regular vaccination for rabies. The dog was later quarantined in the home until June 9 as a police animal control officer continues to investigate the incident.

Update May 25, 2011 - The following article is by John Nickerson, Stamford Advocate:
Norwalk 2-year-old attacked by pit bull for second time

For the second time in less than a year a pit bull has bitten the same baby girl, police said.
Paramedics rushed a 2-year-old Norwalk girl to the hospital with a face wound just after 8:45 a.m. Wednesday when the girl's family reported that the girl had been bitten by a four-year-old pit bull, Sgt. James Walsh said.
The girl's mother and grandmother were in another room inside their home at 101 Stuart Ave when they heard screaming from the girl's bedroom, Walsh said.
In the room they found the dog, named Spot, and the girl on her bed, Walsh said.
The dog had bitten the girl, causing an open wound to the left side of her face, Walsh said.
Walsh said that wasn't the first time the girl was bitten by Spot.
Paramedics and police were called to the same address on June 18, 2010 when the girl received a bite on the head, Walsh said.
In that incident the girl had approached the dog while it was eating from it's bowl and bit her head, piercing the skin, Walsh said.
The owner of the dog -- the girl's grandmother Diane Vuoso -- could face a charge if she was found to be negligent in taking proper precautions in protecting the girl from the dog, Walsh said.
The investigation of the bite has been turned over to the department's Youth Bureau, which investigates crimes by and upon young people, Walsh said.

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