Marion County child mauled by pit bull dogs

WALTHALL COUNTY, MS (WDAM) - A 3-year-old Marion County child is recovering after being attacked by five pit bulls near Tylertown earlier this week.

The little girl was accompanying her mother, a girl scout leader, as she was dropping off some of her students.

Lashunda said she tried to drop off one of the scouts at their residence on Dillon Hill Road in Tylertown, but no one was home, so she decided to wait. The children were playing in the yard when the dogs attacked the little girl. A neighbor came to rescue, and ran the dogs off.

The little girl was taken to the hospital where she required 17 staples and 20 stitches to close her wounds.

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