A five year old Florida girl has been recovering from extensive injuries this week after a brutal dog attack.According to the 5-year-old’s father, Florian Becker, he said his wife and daughter were walking in a Fort Lauderdale park Friday when the owner of a dog invited kids to pet it.
“My daughter went up and pet him, and all of a sudden, the dog turned and bit her in her face,” Becker said. “The mauling required 50 stitches and staples to the child’s face, neck and shoulders, leaving her “absolutely traumatized,” Becker said.
His frantic wife, who was a witness during the attack, tried to pry the dog off her child.“My wife was shocked and screamed, tried to pull the dog back by its collar, and the collar broke,” Becker said. “The dog attacked again, this time more viciously, and she was grabbing the dog and fighting it back, holding on to it, screaming at the woman to take control of her dog.”
The mother finally managed to pull her girl away and rushed her to a local hospital emergency room.While the little girl suffered extensive cuts, Becker said she was fortunate not to sustain damage to her eyes.
However,the dad ripped the dog owner for failing to take control of the situation as it unfolded. “The owner of the dog didn’t take control of the situation, unfortunately, and my wife had to basically jump in and wrestle the dog away while my little girl was bleeding on the ground,” he stated.
The animal’s owner left the scene but has since been identified, according to reports.The dog, whose breed is unknown, has been turned over to animal control but it was unclear ,Tuesday if any charges will be filed in the case.