2018 Pit Bull Fatality: Jaelah Smith

July 2018, Duval County, FL
Jaelah Smith, 6
Fatal pit bull attack
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Jacksonville, FL – Police confirm that a 6-year old girl suffered life-threatening injuries after being attacked in the neck by a pit bull-mix. On Sunday at 10:17 am, police responded to the 2700 block of Herrick Drive. The child was unresponsive at the scene. Jacksonville Fire-Rescue immediately transported the child to a local hospital. The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office issued a statement Sunday stating that the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Homicide Unit is handling the investigation. – DogsBite.org

A 6-year-old girl attacked by a dog Sunday morning has died, according to her father. Police said Jaelah Smith was attacked by a dog the family was pet sitting in their Arlington home. Police and firefighters were called to a house on Herrick Drive about 10:15 a.m. Sunday by a neighbor who heard screaming and saw the girl’s mother carry the girl’s unconscious body outside. Jaelah was taken to Memorial Hospital with what police described as “very serious, life-threatening injuries.” She was transferred to Wolfson Children’s Hospital, where she later died. – News4Jax

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