SMACKOVER, Ark. (KTHV) – A toddler was reportedly taken to a hospital after a dog attack Tuesday evening in Smackover on W. 7th Street.
According to Chief Michael Fife with Smackover police, a woman was moving in with two elderly men to help take care of them. She reportedly opened a door inside the house, and three pit bull-mixed dogs ran out, and onto the front porch. They are said to have then attacked the woman’s daughter, a 3-year-old.
Chief Fife said the girl was flown to Arkansas Children’s Hospital in Little Rock, and as of Wednesday morning, she was listed as being in stable, but critical condition after undergoing surgery.
On Friday, Charles Hartsell with El Dorado Animal Control told THV11 that the toddler is in a medically induced coma. Officials at Arkansas Children’s Hospital were unable to comment on the situation.
Five adult dogs and nine puppies were reportedly confiscated. The three who attacked the child are reportedly being euthanized. Chief Fife said a man named Michael Eugene Sikes was arrested for three counts of vicious dogs at large.
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