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Pit bull that attacked girl euthanized

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SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

A pit bull that severely injured an 8-year-old girl in Effingham County was euthanized on Thursday afternoon.

On Tuesday, Bouncer the pit bull was taken out of quarantine. Tori Menius nearly lost her arm from the attack and WTOC was told the dog will likely be euthanized.

Officials with Effingham County Animal Control had said earlier this week they have the right to put the dog down, and may have been a chance the dog may be adopted by a family without children in another state.

The sheriff's office officials had said they believe the girl approached the dog while he was eating and was tethered. The sheriff is not charging the owner.

ECSO Public Information Officer David Ehsanipoor said earlier this week that the investigation doesn't look like there is any criminal intent of any sort, so the owner of the dog surrendered the dog to the county.

The decision to put the dog down was up to the shelter. Officials said the pit bull tested negative for rabies.

Tori remains hospitalized.  

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