A 7-month-old girl has died after being mauled by a dog in Georgia.
Serenity Garnett, of Grovetown, was being supervised by her great-grandmother, Migdelia Guadalupe, on Tuesday, March 22 when she was bitten by the dog.
After attempting to save the infant girl, the 56-year-old great grandma was also harmed.
Guadalupe suffered many lacerations and puncture wounds on her arms as a result of the attack, according to local Georgia news station WRDW-TV.
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According to the article, Guadalupe’s injuries are not life threatening, and she is recovering at a hospital.
The great-grandmother was renting the property in Martinez, Georgia, according to an incident report provided by the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office, and the dog, an American Bulldog Great Pyreness mix, belongs to a woman who co-owns the property with her brother.
On Tuesday, about 12:15 p.m., police arrived at the crime site. Columbia County Fire and Rescue officials were already assisting the victims when they arrived at the property.
At 6:45 p.m., the baby was brought to a neighboring hospital and pronounced dead.
Any animal that bites a person is required by state law to be kept and monitored for ten days. The dog is now being put under quarantine at Columbia County Animal Services, according to The Augusta Chronicle.
After the baby’s aunt began a GoFundMe campaign to cover her burial expenses, more than 250 people have donated a total of $13,410 as of press time.
“Our sweet baby girl Serenity Rose gained her wings at only 7 months old due to an animal attack,” Kenda Crawley wrote in part. “Every penny will go towards funeral expenses for burying our baby girl,” she added.
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