Sullivan County

Young girl attacked by family dog

SULLIVAN COUNTY, Tenn. - UPDATE 12:55 p.m.: Sullivan County Sheriff's Office Public Information Officer Leslie Earhart tells us the girl is now listed in 'stable' condition.


A young girl is recovering after authorities say she was attacked by her family's dog.

The Sullivan County Sheriff's Office says an eight-year-old girl was attacked by the family's pit bull.

Officers say the dog attacked her head. It happened around 11:45 Monday night at their home on Ryder Church Road.

The girl was flown to the Johnson City Medical Center; there's currently no word on her condition. Animal control took possession of the dog.

There's no indication why it attacked her.

We're told no charges will be filed.

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