Officials will be holding a vicious dog public hearing over a biting incident that occurred recently.
According to Detective John Robinson, a young girl was bitten by a pit bull on May 20th after her father, a 21-year-old Fall River resident, opened the screen door to his apartment on North Underwood Street to let the dog inside. As the door was opened, the girl fell out, but was caught by the father. The dog then latched on to her head. A concerned citizen who lives on Stewart Street noticed the incident and rushed over to help. After the dog’s mouth was pried from the child’s head, the dog latched onto the child’s leg. The dog was struck and choked until it relented.
The child was transported to a local hospital then was later transported to a Rhode Island hospital.
According to the meeting’s agenda, the dog, named Diamond, is a female pit bull mix owned by Brennah Medeiros and Lori Michael.
On June 10th at 10:00 a.m., the hearing will take place in the community room at the Fall River Police Department on Pleasant Street.
Attempts to contact the owners of the dog for their side were unsuccessful.