Girl Mauled in Dog Attack Recovering; Mayor to Look at Pit Bull Options
OMAHA (KPTM) - The girl attacked by a pit bull Wednesday afternoon is recovering. 15-month-old Charlotte Blevins was taken to the hospital in critical condition after a pit bull bit her so hard her scalp was removed.
Blevins is now in serious but stable condition. Family members say Charlotte Blevins went into surgery right away at Creighton Medical Center; her mother, Wendy, is still in serious condition.
Another little boy who was injured in the attack, Cade Spring, and his mother Carly are doing okay.
The owner of the dog was ticketed for harboring a dangerous animal and investigators say more charges could be added. The dog will be in quarantine for ten days and will be at the shelter until the court decides what to do with him.
Omaha Mayor Mike Fahey released a statement Thursday morning about the attack, saying that a meeting is being planned in the near future with the Nebraska Humane Society to discuss the city's options about pit bulls.
The Mayor's Office says that it is looking at several options, including an all-out ban on pit bulls.
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