FLORIDA CITY (CBSMiami) – A child mauled by a dog last week is now out of the hospital and on the road to recovery.
Three-year-old Sani Julien left Kendall Regional Medical Center Friday morning.
During her stay, she underwent surgery and did some rehabilitation.
The attack happened while she was walking with her father in Florida City on February 24th. Her father said he tried to come between the dog and the little girl during the attack and was able to free her after a couple of minutes.
“He grabbed my hand I jerked it out of his mouth, you know what I’m saying, I hit him across the head and he wouldn’t let go and then the owner came out. It took him like five or six minutes to get him off her,” said her father Michael Green last week.
Police later discovered the dog had gotten out of a fenced yard. Florida City Police said they later cited the homeowner or the dog’s owner.
The owner surrendered the dog, an English Mastiff mix, to Animal Services after the incident. The dog has since been euthanized.