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Manchester toddler attacked by dog

Posted on Monday, June 23, 2014 at 9:05 am

A 12-month-old Manchester girl is recovering at Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital from dog bites.

According to Manchester Police Department officer Ernie Colvin, Bailey Hall was attacked Friday by the dog while at her grandmother’s, Angie Veitecht, residence at 619 Henley Street in Manchester.

Police say that the dog was eating animal crackers off of the floor that had spilled when the child went to get one. The dog then attacked the girl and bit her several times on her head. Family members got the dog off of the child and notified police.

An individual from the residence told Colvin that the dog, a large, white pit bull, had attacked people in the past.

The dog was placed in an animal control truck and was being transported to Manchester Animal Control when it died during transport.

A necropsy is to be performed on the dog to determine the cause of death. Meanwhile the child continues to recover in the hospital.