A 4-year-old girl is in critical condition at UMMC in Simpson County after three of her grandfather’s pit bulls attacked her. The tragic incident occurred on Garrett Road in Harrisville, Miss., about 25 miles from the state capital, Jackson.
Simpson County Sheriff Kenneth Lewis said the little girl was playing inside her grandfather's mobile home when three pit bulls tore through the back door. The dogs grabbed the child and dragged her outside, WAPF reports.
The girl has severe injuries all over her face and body. Her grandfather and his girlfriend rushed to help the child, but the dogs turned on them.
The man, identified as Donald Mullins, shot two of the dogs, but a third escaped.
Mullins and his girl friend, Rita Tompkins, were arrested and charged with child endangerment. They immediately bailed out and went to the hospital for treatment of their wounds.
Lewis says Mullins had 10 pit bulls on the property. He is reportedly signing them over to the Mississippi Animal Rescue League Thursday morning.