Condition of Child Injured By Dogs Upgraded

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ABOVE MAP: The Sheriff’s Office responded to Burgess Avenue, near Port St. John, after an emergency 911 call was received regarding a 5-year-old girl that was found injured and bleeding on Thursday at approximately 4 p.m.

UPDATE: OCT. 31, 2014, 2:45 p.m.

The family dogs are suspected of inflicting the injuries to the 5-year-old girl that was found injured and bleeding on Thursday at approximately 4 p.m., according to Cpl. Dave Jacobs of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Department.

Cpl. Dave Jacobs

Cpl. Dave Jacobs

The dogs have been quarantined pending investigative and testing purposes.  

The victim, whose name is not being released at this time, was transported to Arnold Palmer Hospital in critical condition. The child’s condition has been upgraded to good and is expected to be released over the next several days.

According to Cpl. Jacobs, there are currently no criminal charges pending, however, civil infractions are being reviewed.

DCF has been notified and will be conducting an investigation as well.

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ORIGINAL STORY: OCT. 30, 2014

Child Seriously Injured, Sheriff Investigating Incident

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – The Sheriff’s Office responded to Burgess Avenue, near Port St. John, after an emergency 911 call was received regarding a 5-year-old girl that was found injured and bleeding on Thursday at approximately 4 p.m.

The Sheriff's Office responded to Burgess Avenue, near Port St. John, after an emergency 911 call was received regarding a 5-year-old girl that was found injured and bleeding on Thursday at approximately 4 p.m.

The Sheriff’s Office responded to Burgess Avenue, near Port St. John, after an emergency 911 call was received regarding a 5-year-old girl that was found injured and bleeding on Thursday at approximately 4 p.m.

According to the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office, the child was found in the yard with serious injuries consistent with an animal attack.

There were no witnesses to the incident and she was airlifted to Arnold Palmer hospital in critical condition.

Sheriff’s Office Agents and Animal Service Officers have responded to the scene to conduct the investigation.

Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

Anyone with information about the investigation is urged to call CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

The dogs that may be responsible have been quarantined until a determination is made.

Anyone with information regarding this investigation is asked to contact Agent Joe Martin of the Brevard County Sheriff’s Office through the Sheriff’s Communication Center at 321-633-7162, or CRIMELINE at 1-800-423-TIPS (8477).

All calls to CRIMELINE are confidential as callers can remain anonymous and be eligible for a reward.

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