Four year old girl mauled to death by new pet dog as she tried to feed it a treat moments after it was dropped off by old owner.
Kiyana McNeal was attacked by her new pet dog, a Doberman, as she tried to feed it a biscuit at her home near Sturgis, Michigan, on Sunday afternoon, reports Daily Mail.
The dog had just been dropped off by its previous owner when it struck, grabbing the four-year-old by the neck.
Kiyana’s mother, Jacey McNeal Wolkins, tried to tear it off her but was bitten too and had to be hospitalized.
The child was taken to hospital but could not be saved. Her grieving father Gerald Johnson and his partner told WDIV 4 she had dreamed of becoming a veterinarian when she grew up.
‘We were just joking on Facebook about how she was going to become a veterinarian because she just loved them.
‘It’s so ironic that the thing she loved killed her,’ Kiyana’s stepmother, Lori May, said.
‘They had gotten a dog that day and, as the old owner went to leave, the dog attacked Kiyana.
‘Her mom tried to stop it and save her but couldn’t.
‘She was taken by ambulance and hospitalized with wounds to her head and hands,’ Mr Johnson wrote.
The dog was taken to St. Joseph County Animal Control in Centerville where it remains in quarantine.
Neighbours said its owner insisted it had never harmed a child.
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