Girl recovering after being bitten by German shepherds

Posted at 3:11 PM, Mar 27, 2017
and last updated 2017-03-27 18:19:05-04

EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. – A Falcon family is working to raise money for medical expenses after she was partially scalped while being bitten by two German shepherd dogs last week.

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office says the girl went into a neighbor’s yard in the 9400 block of Broken Bow Court last Tuesday and was attacked by the two dogs.

The girl suffered serious injuries, according to the sheriff's office, and was hospitalized. She was in stable condition at last report, according to sheriff's office spokeswoman Jacqueline Kirby.

A GoFundMe page set up to raise money for the girl’s medical expenses, as well as for wigs and wraps for her head, says she was “scalped from mid forehead to the back of her head,” and that she will be hospitalized “for the next 5-8 weeks.”

The GoFundMe, set up by the girl’s great aunt, says the girl will be “permanently disfigured.”

The dogs were placed on a standard 10-day quarantine, but since they were fenced in and properly registered and tagged, the owners will not face charges, the sheriff's office says.

Kirby said the two dogs had no history of aggressive behavior.


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