South Alabama Mobile Newsroom: Dog Attack Kills Child In Escambia County

An 18-month-old Brewton girl was fatally mauled by a Rottweiler dog Sunday night.       Escambia County Sheriff's Major Mike Murphy, in a statement, identified the victim as Taylor Kitlica. He said the girl's two-and-a-half year old brother also was attacked, but he survived with minor bites on his back.  Murphy said Taylor suffered massive head injuries.

An investigation determined the girl's family found the dog wandering their neighborhood. They decided to take the animal in and chained the dog in their front yard in hopes the owner would see it.

Meanwhile, Escambia County Sheriff Grover Smith said the youngster's death is "sad and tragic" and called for a stronger law to deal with vicious animals.  Smith is asking the owner of the Rotweiler to come forward and contact his office. Murphy said the dog was euthanized.

Courtesy: Alabama Associated Press