2-Year-Old Girl Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack

The dog attacked the girl near Rose Lane in Concord, police said.

Tuesday, May 8, 2012  |  Updated 11:09 AM PDT
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2-Year-Old Mauled by Pit Bull

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The dog is in custody and has been placed under rabies quarantine, Lt. Joe De Costa said.

The pit bull who attacked a 2-year-old girl Monday afternoon sending her to the hospital has been euthanized, Contra Costa County Animal Services reported Tuesday.

The dog bit the girl on the face and leg, according to animal control authorities. She was treated at the scene and was airlifted to Children's Hospital in Oakland with injuries that were not life-threatening.

Emergency workers said the child was "a trooper." 

The girl lived on the 4300 block of Rose Lane, according to police.

Contra Costa County Animal Services's Abe Gamez said his agency is investigating the incident and the dog will be tested for rabies post-mortem. 

The YouTube video below from shows a helicopter taking off with the victim:

Cheryl Hurd contributed to this report.

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