Six-year-olds should be living care-free lives full of friends, school and play.For Tyah Norris, her life is one of pain and recovery.
On August 24th little Tyah was viciously attacked by 3 pit bulls.The focus of the attack was to Tyah's face and head.When Blackman Township Public Safety Officer Randy Hengesbaugh arrived on the scene, he didn't think an ambulance would come quickly enough to save her life.Against protocol, he took Tyah to Allegiance Health himself.The family believes he saved her live.
Tyah was ultimately taken to the Mott Children's Hospital in
How did this happen?Tyah says that a girl 4 years older than her invited Tyah into her yard.The yard was enclosed by a 6-foot wooden privacy fence.Inside the yard is where the attack occurred.The dogs were owned by the homeowners and have since been euthanized.The owners are being charged with a felony for keeping a dangerous animal that caused serious injury. The owners of the dogs claim that the dogs were not previously violent and that they cautioned the 6-year-old about going in the yard.
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