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Amherst police investigating dog attack against girl
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AMHERST, NY - A young girl is recovering at Children's Hospital, after being mauled by a dog in Amherst.

Police say the attack happened last Thursday afternoon. Family members of the victim say a 10-year-old girl was attacked outside an apartment by a pit bull. The incident happened on Harlem Road in Amherst.

Police say the dog ran outside and bit the girl in the face.

Family of the victim say the girl suffered injuries to her scalp and needed surgery and that she's been receiving medical treatment since the attack.

One question going forward is whether this dog will be labeled a dangerous dog. Amherst Police say they've submitted paperwork to a judge requesting a hearing on this matter. A judge would have to make a final determination on the dog.

It's still unclear what triggered the pitbull. For now, the dog is being held by the Town of Clarence animal control as the issue of what to do next is handled in court.

The victim's mother declined comment to 2 On Your Side. A woman who identified herself as the owner of the dog decline comment to 2 On Your Side Monday. 


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