If you look at the small three year old Husky in question, you may not think it's capable of attacking a young child, but police say Sunday, that's exactly what the dog did to a five year old South Ogden girl.
"The dog jumped up and grabbed the girl her by the throat and pulled her over the fence and then started shaking her and mauling her," said Assist. Chief Mike Stenquist, Clearfield Police.
Police said Sunday morning the girl was visiting family near 2200 South and 300 West in Clearfield. The girl was standing near the fence next door, then the dog attacked. Neighbors that Reporter Brian Carlson talked to can't believe it.
"It's really usual that a Husky would do this," said Levi Vigil, neighbor.
"He's never shown any aggression to anyone," said Amy Kap, neighbor.
"That dog runs up and down that fence like all the time and I've never see it mean before," said Andy Vigil, neighbor.
Family and paramedics rushed the girl to a nearby hospital. She was later airlifted to Primary Children's Medical Center. Police said the girl lost a lot of blood.
"She has two large gashes along her left side, one along her throat area, then one below her collar bone, two to three inches wide," said Stenquist.
When Carlson attempted to talk to the girl's family or the owners of the dog, both refused to comment.
ABC 4 Utah is told the girl is in critical condition, but is expected to survive. As for the dog, it will be signed over to Davis County Animal Care and Control.
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