7-Year-Old Girl Severely Injured in Dog Attack

A 7-year-old girl in Unalakleet was severely injured in a dog attack Sunday—and had to be medevaced to Anchorage for her injuries.

In an online dispatch Alaska State Troopers say the girl, who was not named, was petting a dog leashed dog in a dog lot near her home. Troopers say that that dog, in addition to a second loose dog that was not tied up, attacked her.

Troopers say an adult bystander—unrelated to the girl–intervened and stopped the attack. The child was brought to the community clinic for “severe injuries” to her face and neck before being medevaced to Anchorage for further treatment.

The mauling was reported to Troopers shortly after 11:00 Sunday night.

Trooper spokesperson Tim DeSpain says, as of Tuesday, no charges are anticipated against anyone involved in the incident. He adds that the dogs were not rabid and Troopers have no past reports “indicating the animals were violent.”

Troopers say the dogs, both huskies, were killed by their owner Monday.