Videos show dog attacks on a 9-year-old Eagle Mountain girl

Angle 1, Eagle Mountain dog attack.

A 9 year old girl was attacked by two dogs in Eagle Mountain. She suffered bites and scratches on the front & back of her upper body and her arms. The dogs were seized & the owners were cited. While 2 men helped the girl the dogs tried to attack another girl on a bicycle.http://www.utahcounty.gov/Dept/Sheriff/Media/PressReleaseArchiveDetails.asp?ID=212240

Posted by Utah County Sheriff's Office on Friday, September 13, 2019

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah, Sept. 14, 2019 (Gephardt Daily) — Home surveillance videos released by the Utah County Sheriff’s Office show two views of an Eagle Mountain girl being attacked on Wednesday by two dogs, and a neighbor racing to save her.

The 9-year-old girl was in the Meadow Ranch area of Eagle Mountain at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday when the dogs, a wire terrier and a mastiff, attacked. Adult mastiffs can weigh 160 to 230 pounds, the American Kennel Club website says.

“The girl initially remained standing, but the dogs knocked her to the ground and continued their attack,” a statement from the Utah County Sheriff’s Office says.

“The attack continued for more than a minute until a man who lived nearby ran to help and chased the dogs away. Even as this man and another resident helped the girl, the dogs remained in the area and one even went back to where the girl was. As these men remained with the girl and deputies were on their way, the dogs went after another child riding a bike nearby.

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“The first man who ran to help the 9 year old then chased after the dogs who went after the second child on a bike. The second child was not injured.”

The first child sustained numerous bites and scratches on the front and back of her upper body and on her arms, the Utah Sheriff’s Department statement says. The child was wearing a coat or jacket, which likely helped reduce the severity of her injuries.

“Deputies located the dogs and seized them. They are currently being held at the North Utah Valley Animal Shelter,” the statement says.

“The owners of the dogs were both cited for allowing an attack by dogs and for allowing their dogs to run at large.”

Second angle view of dog attack in Eagle Mountain.

This video shows another angle of the dog attacking a 9 year old girl in Eagle Mountain. Near the end of this video you can also see the dogs try to attack a second girl on a bicycle before they are chased away by the witness who first ran to help the injured girl.

Posted by Utah County Sheriff's Office on Friday, September 13, 2019

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