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Girl critical after dog attack
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CLEARFIELD — A 5-year-old girl remains in critical condition after being attacked by a dog Sunday morning.

Police responded to a call of an attack by a dog at 2262 S. 300 West at 8:20 a.m., according to Clearfield Assistant Police Chief Mike Stenquist.

The girl, who lives in South Ogden, had been visiting family at the Clearfield home with her parents and other family members.

When family members heard the girl screaming, her uncle ran to her and found the next door neighbor’s dog, a 3-year-old Husky, pulling the girl over a three-and-a-half foot fence into the yard south of the home, Stenquist said. 

The uncle told police the dog had the girl by the throat and was shaking and dragging her around the yard. The uncle jumped over the fence into the neighbor’s yard to rescue her.

Then, the dog released the girl ad retreated, Stenquist said.

Family members put the girl in a car and headed for the hospital. En route, Clearfield dispatchers coordinated with the Davis County’s Sheriff’s paramedics and the ambulance, which met the family halfway to begin first aid.

The girl was taken first to Davis Hospital and Medical Center and then airlifted to Primary Children’s Medical Center.

Her injuries are not believed to be life-threatening, Stenquist said.

The dog’s owner agreed to have it euthanized right after the attack, according to Clint Thacker, director of Davis County Animal Control. Officers also conducted a rabies test on the dog and those results should be available in a few days, Thacker said.

“The dog’s behavior was out of character for any breed,” Thacker said.

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