Girl attacked by 2 pit bulls in Florida Panhandle

NICEVILLE, Fla. (AP) – A 3-year-old girl is recovering at a Pensacola hospital after two pit bulls attacked her while she was walking with her older sister and a friend.

The attack happened Sunday in Niceville, which is east of Pensacola.

The Northwest Florida Daily News reports the girls took the dogs on a walk and were returning to the dog owner’s home when the pit bulls began fighting with each other.

According to an incident report, the girl walked in front of the dogs and was attacked.

Witnesses told police the older girls were screaming and trying to get the dogs off the child. Neighbors ran to assist.

Police contacted animal control and the dogs were taken from the residence.

Authorities say the girl was scratched and bitten from head to toe.

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