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Dog Mauls 4-Year-Old Girl to Death at Her Home: Police

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A 4-year-old girl in Texas was mauled to death by a dog in her own home, according to police.

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At before 8 a.m. on Saturday, July 9, Dallas police said they received information regarding reports of an assault in the 5600 block of Bluffman Drive, close to Bonnie View Road and Simpson Stuart Road.

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The young woman was brought to a local hospital, where she suffered fatal injuries and passed away.

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), children are most likely to experience dog bites.

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According to data released by the American Veterinary Medical Association, more than 4.5 million individuals in the U.S. are bitten by dogs annually, and more than 800,000 of those victims seek medical assistance.

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The canine has since been in the care of the city's animal services, according to Dallas police, and an inquiry into the death has been opened.

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Three dogs were living in the house, according to neighbour Lorie Pennington, who also claimed that she had previously made an effort to inform the police about them.

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Pennington claimed that she had previously phoned CPS because she was worried about the girl and two younger children living in the home.

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There have been several instances of small children being attacked by dogs or even being killed by them around the U.S.

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