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Fullerton girl, 3, remains hospitalized after attack by family pit bull

She had been left alone in backyard with the dog after it had been fed. Officials are investigating the case as child neglect.

September 09, 2009|Tony Barboza

A 3-year-old Fullerton girl remained hospitalized Tuesday with severe injuries after her family's pit bull attacked her in their backyard, police said.

The attack took place just before 7:45 p.m. Monday at the family's house in the 200 block of Costa Court when the girl and her mother took food to the dog, which was tied up in the backyard, said Fullerton Police Sgt. Mike MacDonald.

The mother went back inside the house to wash dishes, leaving her daughter outside with the dog.

Police are investigating the attack as a case of child neglect. The dog was taken by animal control and quarantined.

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tony.barboza@latimes.com

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