Ogemaw County Girl Attacked By Dog

A young girl and her small dog suffered several injuries after a pit bull attacked them in Ogemaw County.

State troopers say the girl and her sister were taking a walk in the Sage Lake area of Hill Township. Both girls were carrying a small dog in their arms.

They say when the girls walked by a neighbor’s cabin, a chained up pit bull broke loose and attacked the 8-year-old.  She dropped her dog and the pit bull attacked the dog, too.

The girl’s mother and pit bull’s owners separated the two dogs.

The girl was taken to the emergency room, and treated for cuts and puncture wounds to her left arm, chest and rib area.

The small dog was taken to Saginaw for surgery.

The Ogemaw County Animal Control officer and prosecutor are reviewing the incident.