A 14-year-old girl is spending Sunday morning recovering in a Philadelphia hospital after police say a dog attacked her in West Philadelphia late Saturday night.
Police said the teen was visiting at a house on Pemberton Street near 57th when the family’s bulldog bit her in the face, arms and feet about 11:20 p.m. Other children who were in the house at the time of the attack called 9-1-1, police said.
The girl was rushed to Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia and remained there Sunday morning in stable condition.
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When officers arrived at the house, police said, the dog lunged at them, and an officer shot the animal dead.