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Girl, 2, attacked by pit bull

June 12, 2009 6:23:38 AM PDT
Wilmington police say a 2-year-old girl was seriously injured when she was bitten by a pit bull her mother was watching for a neighbor.

The girl was attacked while she and three siblings were playing with the dog around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday in the basement of a home in the 1000 block of West Fifth Street.

The dog bit the girl on the neck, but her siblings got the dog off her and got the girl out of the basement.

The girl was taken to Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Rockland where Master Sgt. Paul Reutter says she was listed in stable condition after surgery.

The dog was turned over to animal control officers in Kent County. It will be quarantined while the investigation continues.

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