Colorado Springs girl recovering after dog attack
July 16, 2010
COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) – A 6-year-old Colorado Springs girl is recovering from severe facial injuries after she was attacked by a neighbor’s dog.
Meagan Garrow underwent a four-hour surgery and received hundreds of stitches after the attack on Monday.
The dog tore open the girl’s cheeks, exposing her teeth. It also bit off one of her nostrils and tore off some flesh around one eye.
Her twin brother, Brendan, witnessed the attack but wasn’t hurt.
The children’s mother, Genevieve Riedel, says Meagan is doing better than expected. Riedel says that after the surgery, Meagan “looks like a little girl again.”
The dog, identified as a pit bull, was euthanized. Its owner, Rachel Goran, faces a misdemeanor charge of owning a dangerous dog.