Doctors reattach arm, save foot of Detroit girl mauled by pit bull

DETROIT - A 10-year-old girl mauled by a pit bull on Saturday in Detroit remains hospitalized in critical condition, police said today.

Officer Jennifer Moreno, a spokeswoman for the Detroit Police Department, said doctors were able to reattach the girl's arm and save her foot.

The child was attacked in the yard of a home in the 10700 block of Beaconsfield on the city's east side. The child is in critical condition at an area hospital, Moreno said

The girl's aunt, who tried to stop the mauling and was also attacked by the dog, suffered injuries to her legs and was treated at the hospital and released, Moreno said.

On Saturday, Moreno said the the pit bull had been involved in a previous attack. As of today, she said, no one has been charged in connection with the mauling.

Moreno said the dog is quarantined and under the custody of Detroit Animal Control and Care.

There have been several dog attacks in recent months. On Friday, Moreno previously said, a Detroit police officer was bit by a dog while responding to a burglary.

In April, a Roseville couple was attacked by a pit bull after letting it out of its crate and, in May, a man helped save two young brothers being mauled by pit bulls. Also in May, a 5-year-old girl was attacked on Detroit's east side.

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