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6-year-old hospitalized after being attacked by two dogs

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Kayla Smith is currently in ICU recovering after two dogs attacked her Sunday. (courtesy - Smith family) Kayla Smith is currently in ICU recovering after two dogs attacked her Sunday. (courtesy - Smith family)
GOOSE CREEK, SC - 6 year-old Kayla Smith was attacked Sunday by two dogs in a Goose Creek neighborhood, according to eyewitnesses and police.

The Berkeley County Sheriff's Office said they are investigating the incident but have not released a report yet. Berkeley County Animal Control said they responded to the scene of the attack and see no violation of the animal control ordinance and therefore no charges will be made.

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Kayla, the 6-year-old, is listed in fair condition at MUSC.  She remains in ICU after a four hour surgery to re-attach her scalp Sunday.

According to Berkeley County Animal Control, Kayla was on the neighbor's property when the dogs attacked.

Kayla's father tells News 2 she has played with the dogs before. This time it seems they dragged her to the opposite side of the yard where she was being attacked, one had her feet and the other had her head.  The neighbor, owner of the dogs, heard her screaming and helped rescue her from the animals.

The Smith family has set up an account to help Kayla and her family with medical expenses. All money donated will go the Kayla and her family. 

You can help by donating here to help Kayla
.

Berkeley County Animal Control released the following statement Monday March 10, 2014:

On Sunday, March 9, 2014 Berkeley County Animal Control investigated a dog bite incident on a 6 year old child at 145 Rahway Road Goose Creek, SC after being contacted by a relative of the child that was attacked.  Animal Control determined that the child entered the backyard where the two dogs were housed.  The dogs were not at large or running loose.

Animal Control filed an incident report that was sent to the Department of Health and Environmental Control, the agency that handles rabies concerns.  The dogs' owners were told by Animal Control of the mandatory quarantine process that is required by DHEC. 

For more information contact Eric Greenway at (843) 719-4164 or egreenway@berkeleycountysc.gov



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