On July 13, a 2-year-old girl suffered personal injuries after being bitten on the face by a pit bull while visiting a home in Omaha, Nebraska.
According to a hospital spokeswoman, the girl received immediate transport to Immanuel Medical Center, where she received treatment for her injuries before being released.
After the attack, which was reported around 2:53 p.m., the dog was being quarantined at the Nebraska Humane Society.
According to Humane Society spokeswoman Pam Wiese, when the dog attacked her, the girl had been standing beside her mother, holding her hand.
The pit bull’s owner says that he does not know why his dog attacked the girl and that the animal had never shown aggressive tendencies in the past. He said the dog even licked the girl when she first arrived.
According to the 20-year-old owner of the 2-year-old female pit bull involved in the attack, his dog is current on its vaccinations, but he did not have liability insurance for owning a pit bull, which city ordinance requires.
The owner received a citation on suspicion of failure to license the dog and harboring a dangerous animal.