MIRAMAR (CBSMiami) – There’s been a deadly dog attack in Miramar and the victim is a young child.
According to Miramar Fire officials, they received a call regarding an animal bite for a pediatric patient at a home located at 2420 Kingston Drive.
When fire officials arrived, it was determined their services were not needed. The child was not transported.
Miramar Police has confirmed that the child killed was an 8-month-old female.
The girl was in the care of her grandmother, police say.
The girl’s mother could be seen crying in front of the home. She spoke about her daughter, Liana.
“She was the best thing to ever happen to me,” said Brenda Villasin. “She smiled every morning. She was my world.”
The dog is a spotted brown pit bull that the family has owned for 3-to-4 years.
It was taken away by animal control.
Investigators say the child’s grandmother had been watching her when the attack happened.
“The 8-month-old female baby was in the bedroom at the time of this horrific attack in a bouncy chair, inside a bedroom when this attack occurred,” said Yesenia Diaz with the Miramar Police Department.
The girl’s mother told CBS4 she was at work when her daughter was attacked.
“The child lives with me, I drop the baby off every morning so I can go work,” Vallasin said. “We rotate between daycare and here.”
There were two other dogs in the house. They were also taken by animal control as police investigate what happened.
Vallasin is stunned, finding it hard to believe her little girl is gone.
“Nobody wakes up in the morning and says ‘you’re going to lose somebody you love,’” she said. “It just happens so when I heard about it. I’m numb right now. I don’t feel. I can’t express myself correctly. My emotions are all over the place.”