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4-Year-Old Girl Survives Attack By Pit Bull

Kalin Gurdak Kalin Gurdak
Greg Dixon Greg Dixon

By Amanda Hara

MANCHESTER, Tenn. - A girl survived a close call when a pit bull attacked her. It happened five days ago in Manchester, but Kalin Gurdak's wounds are still very visible. 

"They said that pit bulls usually attack the throat, and if he would have got her by the throat then it would have been over with," said mother Brandy Gurdak.

Police said the dog likely bit the 4-year-old three different times. It took 58 stitches to close the wounds. 

Brandy said her now ex-boyfriend brought the dog home and asked to watch it for a friend. 

She said the dog seemed calm, but snapped when Kalin kissed it on the forehead last week. 

The ex boyfriend, Greg Dixon, was charged for lying to police about what happened. He was also charged with reckless endangerment for violating city ordinances and keeping the dog inside the apartment. 

"I don't place the blame on him. It was both of our faults for having the dog in there, and now she's the one having to suffer from it," said Brandy. 

The dog has since been euthanized, but Kalin may need plastic surgery in the future. 

E-mail: ahara@newschannel5.com

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