(Miramar, FL) – Police in Florida are looking into a pit bull attack that killed an eight-month-old girl. First responders were called to a home in Miramar this morning about a dog attack and found the baby unresponsive.
Apparently, the baby girl was in a bouncy chair when one of the family’s three pit bulls attacked her.
The 8-month-old child was in the care of a grandmother during the attack, Miramar Police Officer Yessenia Diaz said it happened at 2400 block of Kingston Drive.
Rescue officials said the case has been turned over to the police as they begin an investigation. Crime scene tape surrounded the home and animal control vans could be seen parked outside.
“She was the best thing to ever happen to me,” Brenda Villasin, said of her daughter, Liana Valino, according to WPLG-Ch. 10. “She was my world.”
Villasin told reporters that she drops her daughter off at the grandmother’s home so she can go to work.
The male pit bull was 3 or 4 years old and had been raised by the family since it was a puppy, Diaz said. Its sibling and mother, both pit bulls, were also in the home.
“I don’t know what outcome will be of the dog [suspected in the attack],” Diaz said. “I can tell you that it will depend on the outcome of this investigation, our detectives’ evaluation and that of the Broward County Animal Control.”
Early Wednesday afternoon, all three dogs had been removed from the property.