AUSTIN (KXAN) - A 6-year-old girl is recovering this weekend after beingviciously attacked by a pit bull terrier. Senior Officer DennisFarris said the attack occurred on Sunday morning, just after 11a.m. in the 3300 block of Susquehanna Lane, near the intersectionof U.S. 183 and Springdale Road.
Cara Ordonez, 6, was bitten in the face and the neck. Ordonezwas transported to Dell Children's Hospital where she underwentsurgery.
"She's been doing okay," said Juan Maldonado. "I just got backfrom the hospital and talked with the doctor and the doctor saysshe is doing well. She's okay and that makes me happy because mybiggest concern was that."
Maldonado said he was working in San Antonio when his son calledhim to tell him that Ordonez was attacked by the family pet, a pitbull terrier while playing in the backyard.
Maldonado says this was the first time something like this hashappened.
"The dog was a real nice dog," said Maldonado. "I was surprisedwhen they called me with what happened."
Pat Walker, who lives down the street, said she was surprisedtoo.
An owner of three pit bulls herself, she said she has never hadany problems with her own dogs and was shocked to hear about whathappened with her neighbor's pit bull.
"It looked like the dog never was a problem as many times as wepassed by, it was never loose, it was always in the backyard," saidWalker. "So, it makes you wonder what happened. What made that dogsnap."
Although Ordonez is doing better, Maldonado surrendered his dogto animal control saying he doesn't want to have anything to dowith it anymore.
"I don't want to see the dog anymore, not after this happened,"said Maldonado. "I don't know if this is going to happen again. Idon't want it."
The dog was euthanized on Sunday afternoon and tested forrabies.
Health officials say the results should be in some time beforeTuesday.
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