Girl, 6, Hospitalized After Pit Bull Attack in Rochester Hills

The incident happened Saturday night at a home on Auburn Road.

A 6-year-old Rochester Hills girl was hospitalized Saturday night after a pit bull bit her in the face and thigh.

According to a report from the , the girl was conscious and breathing but bleeding and in "severe pain" when deputies responded to the home in the 1000 block of West Auburn Road around 7:30 p.m. Saturday. The homeowner told sheriff's deputies the pit bull was a rescue dog. The girl was transported to Beaumont Hospital in Royal Oak; Rochester Patch was awaiting an update on her condition Sunday.

Oakland County Animal Control removed the dog from the home, according to the sheriff's report.

I love all animals April 10, 2012 at 11:08 AM
U obivously HATE dogs +YOURSELF !!!! As for the little girl I wish you the best . I also just rescued a pitbull + he is so loving . He was shot 5 times, all they want is attention just like any human creature . I have had more problems with a small dog trying to attack
Patricia April 10, 2012 at 11:26 AM
"A rescue dog of any size or strength is a potential danger..." NOT TRUE. Our 120 lb rescue dog did programs at the local school with first graders, and then pre-school and kindergarten...we have had (and have) the pleasure of living with only rescued dogs...A pedigreed dog, a rescue dog, all dogs require an owner to "know" the dog. ALL dog ownership involves supervision, training, and responsibility. A rescue dog is no more a problem than that pedigreed on line $900.00 dog flown in to your neighbor who just had to go on line to a "reputable" breeder and buy. You need to know your dog. Raising a dog from a puppy does not guarantee the dogs temperament or personality. All dogs, just as all living creatures and beings have the potential to be dangerous. The newspapers are full of "homo sapiens" at all ages, especially young ones, that are a threat and dangerous.
Kristin Drummelsmith April 10, 2012 at 12:18 PM
PIt bulls are a real breed of dog. I would not want to own this breed of dog knowing they have a higher potential than others to harm humans - either my family or someone else's. Human life is far more important to me. There are so many other great breeds out there that are not known for harming people. I don't see the point of owning one of these dogs. I, too, wonder what happened to the legislation to ban pit bulls.
Norman Grimm October 16, 2012 at 05:20 PM
Pit Bull don't belong outdoors anymore than any other dog they are family pets and any dog no matter what breed rescued or not will bite if the child or adult or other dog or cat did something to make the dog bite ...EDUCATE BEFORE HATE .... you are like Kelly Ripa looking at the WRONG END OF THE LEASH
Norman Grimm October 16, 2012 at 05:28 PM
Jane Clark, Brett, and Kristin Drummlesmith ...OBVIOUSLY there is still a lot of ignorant people like you not just in this State but the whole planet EDUCATE DON'T HATE ... all of you have not even stop and think what really happen children and vicious not just dogs l raised plenty of kids and l know how they can be and when it comes to dogs no matter what breed and the dogs do something like bite YOU ARE LOOKING AT THE WRONG END OF THE LEASH ... don't be IGNORANT and educate yourself specially Kristin Drummelsmith ...


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