Girl Killed while Trying to Help Dog

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

A ten-year-old San Antonio girl has died after being attacked by her neighbor's dog. Amber Jones was attacked while trying to help the animal after it had gotten its collar caught on a chain link fence.

She died Friday at the hospital after the pit bull had bitten her in the stomach and neck.

Animal Cruelty Investigator Eddie Wright says that the dog was put into the custody of Animal Services and will likely be euthanized because it killed someone. There will be a hearing during which the owners of the dog will have a chance to defend the animal. He says that hearing has to be held within 10 days of the incident.

A police spokesman says criminal charges against the owners appear unlikely. He says the report indicates it was "just an unfortunate accident."

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