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Pit bull attack injures Upshur County toddler

From Staff Reports
Aug. 3, 2011 at 11 p.m.


A Gilmer toddler was flown to Dallas Children's Hospital on Wednesday evening after authorities said she was attacked by a pit bull.

Upshur County Sheriff's Office spokesman Freddie Fitzgerald said deputies were dispatched to Ironwood Road around 4 p.m. Wednesday in connection with a toddler who had been injured by a pit bull.

Fitzgerald said the 2-year-old, whose name is being withheld by authorities, was transported to East Texas Medical Center in Gilmer, then flown to Dallas Children's Hospital.

He said the dog was seized from the Western Upshur County residence and taken to an area veterinary clinic to be quarantined. The animal had not been put down.

The toddler's condition was unknown late Wednesday evening.

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