La Ferté-sous-Jouarre: a 2-year-old girl bitten and dragged by a dog for several meters

Every parent’s nightmare. A 2-year-old girl was attacked by a dog this Saturday, around 1 p.m., rue de Reuil in La Ferté-sous-Jouarre (Seine-et-Marne). The little girl was on the sidewalk with her parents when a neighbor of the family opened the gate of her home to get her car out. The dog, of the Malinois breed, took the opportunity to save himself. This is where he attacked the child.

The malinois bit the little girl in the stomach and dragged her for several meters. The child’s parents intervened to deliver the child before calling for help. Firefighters and a Smur crew were dispatched to the scene. The victim was taken by the rescuers to the Necker hospital in Paris (15th century). His days are not in danger. She was placed under observation.

“The family is in shock”

The gendarmes opened an investigation. So far, no one has been taken into custody. The dog was returned to its master. He could not be placed in one of the associations which take care of animals and which are listed by the court for reasons of availability.

“These structures are all saturated,” explains a source close to the investigation. Who concludes: “For the moment, the priority is the health of the child. We are waiting to know if the child’s family files a complaint before launching further investigations. The family is in shock. »

The Malinois breed is not classified as a dangerous dog by law, even though they have potentially dangerous characteristics (size and jaw) like most breeds. They belong to the class of herding dogs. The police, the gendarmerie and the firefighters use the Malinois a lot for the search for missing persons, drugs, tickets or even for deterrence and even arrests or detection of cancer and Covid. Professionals appreciate the endurance of these working dogs with their outstanding flair and their “balanced” character which allows them not to become aggressive without reason. In theory.

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