Toddler injured by pit bull in South Florida

Updated at: 07/03/2013 6:06 PM
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(AP) DANIA BEACH, Fla. - A toddler was hospitalized following a pit bull attack in South Florida.

The Broward Sheriff’s Office reports that the 13-month-old child was playing inside a Dania Beach home Wednesday when the family pet began acting erratically and attacked. Family members pulled the dog away and called authorities

The child’s name and gender weren’t immediately released. The Miami Herald (http://goo.gl/J1sI5 ) reports that the child was taken to a Hollywood hospital with serious injuries.

Animal control took the dog into custody. The victim’s mother, who owns the pit bull, requested that the dog be euthanized.

The dog owner was cited for not having proper identification tags for the pet and for not getting the animal vaccinated for rabies.

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Information from: The Miami Herald, http://www.herald.com

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