Dog placed in quarantine
Photo: Herzl Yosef

Beersheba girl attacked by Amstaff dog

Dog escapes owner, attacks teen innocently walking in school playground. Girl sustains injuries to face, upper body. Police arrest dog owner's son, 14, on suspicion of negligence

A 13-year-old Beersheba girl was moderately injured on Saturday afternoon after being attacked by a dog. The girl was with her friend at a neighborhood playground when the Amstaff, who escaped its owner, attacked her and injured her in the face and upper body. The dog has been placed in quarantine.


Magen David Adom teams evacuated the girl to the Soroka University Medical Center in Beersheba.


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Beersheba police called the municipal veterinarian to the home where the dog is located. Police arrested the 14-year-old boy who was walking the dog at the time of the assault on suspicion of negligence and failure to meet safety guidelines. 


Paramedic Shai Kadosh said that "close to 4:40 pm, a call was received at the call center about a girl who was bitten by a dog. We arrived within minutes. The girl was found at a neighborhood school with deep cuts to her face, neck and chest.

הכלב התוקף (צילום: הרצל יוסף)

Dog placed in quarantine (Photo: Herzl Yosef)


"We had to stop the bleeding immediately, since there was a gash on her neck, and she was a bit alarmed by the loss of blood.


"According to the girl, she was bitten by a dog while innocently walking at the school. We evacuated her to the hospital trauma room. She had a large hematoma in her eye orbit after seemingly trying to escape the dog and falling…"


Some two weeks ago, a 10-year-old boy was lightly to moderately injured from an Amstaff bite in a forest adjacent to Elad. A Magen David Adom Yarkon team evacuated him to Schneider Children's Medical Center in Petah Tikva with wounds to his neck and back.

הילדה מטופלת בבית החולים סורוקה  (צילום: הרצל יוסף)

Victim in hospital (Photo: Herzl Yosef)


Prior to entering the operating room the girl said "some dog just attacked me for no reason. I didn't do anything and he just jumped on me and started biting me and hurting my back, neck, eye and tooth and I have an open cut."


This is how the girl described the moments of terror in the schoolyard, where she went down to call her brother to come home and eat. "I felt like I was going to die, as if I won't see my family again. I was so scared."

אזור האירוע, היום בבאר שבע (צילום: הרצל יוסף)

Scene of attack (Photo: Herzl Yosef)


She said that the dog's owner released him. "He relieved himself and then jumped on me and I was simply so scared." According to the girl, the dog's owner threw a large rock at him and so did strangers "and they helped me get out of there. If they wouldn't have helped me get out of there, I think I wouldn't have gotten out of there alive."


The teenager said that she hopes that the dog's owner will be punished and imprisoned "these types of dogs should be killed around the world. This is the first time I feel that I hate a dog so much." Do you generally like dogs?" She was asked at the hospital: "Yes, but not dogs like these."



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