Police: Pit bull protects girl, 5, after another dog bites her face

The girl, playing on a sidewalk, tried to pet the dog, a Labrador mix, before it bit her, Walesky said. The girl’s pit bull attacked the offending dog, which suffered severe injuries, Walesky said.

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The girl was treated at Delray Beach Medical Center and released, Walesky said.

The Labrador mix was euthanized by Animal Care and Control and will be tested for rabies.

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