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Pit bull bites 2-year-old girl in Anaheim park

May 25, 2012 |  7:02 am

Animal-control authorities are holding a pit bull after it bit a 2-year-old girl at an Anaheim park.

The dog's owner, who is a family friend of the girl and her parents, had taken the dog off its leash Thursday afternoon at Manzanita Park, officials said.

Tyler Johnson, the girl's father, said the dog was behaving so aggressively that he had to pick his daughter up and hold her away from the animal, but the dog caught the toddler's leg, KTLA-TV reported. 

The girl received a minor cut and was taken to Anaheim Regional Medical Center as a precaution, officials said. Johnson is calling for the dog to be euthanized.

Orange County Animal Control is holding the dog in quarantine for 10 days before deciding if any action is needed.

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-- From a Times staff writer

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