A 4-year old girl was walking past a home with two adults when a pit bull attacked her near 4100 West and 500 South on Monday afternoon. The dog came out from behind the bushes and the adults tried to protect the 4-year old but the dog latched on to the girls leg.
The pit bull’s owner came outside and got the dog away from the girl. She was taken to the hospital with a large wound on her upper thigh. She is still recovering from injuries but fortunately the injuries were night life threatening. The Salt Lake County Sheriff’s Office and animal control officers gave the dog owner several options as to what could be done with the pit bull. The owner chose to have his dog euthanized reports KSL news.
Legally speaking, the victim in this story has a claim against the owner of the dog that bit her.
According to Utah state law, no warning or “violent propensities” are needed since the law imposes “strict liability” on the dog’s owner.