Here’s an update on the 5-year-old Ontario girl who was mauled by three Rottweilers late yesterday afternoon. Apparently neighbors had complained about the dogs before, and one woman said she had to run away from them.
by No Dogs Allowed
Pelham, Ontario - A 5-year-old girl was mauled by at least one Rottweiler as she played with puppies in a barn yesterday afternoon. The family owned several Rottweilers and Beagles, and it’s not clear yet how many dogs were involved in the attack. Of the dogs, Niagara Regional Police Detective Constable Richard Gauthier said there were “too many to list. You’re dealing with large dogs and a small child.”
The girl was critically injured and taken to Welland County General Hospital, and later flown by air ambulance to the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. She remains in critical condition.
Welland & District Humane Society workers took three Rottweilers into custody, but left the Beagles.
It’s believed that a female Rottweiler had attacked the girl to protect its puppies when the girl started to play with them. The girl had been playing with the dogs unsupervised.
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