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Girl Continues To Recover After Terrifying Pit Bull Attack

SHARPSBURG (KDKA) -- An 8-year-old girl was back in the hospital Monday night to receive more antibiotics after she was attacked by a dog at a family friend's home in Sharpsburg last week.

Second grader Kelsi Harrover, of Sharpsburg, said, "The dog just started yanking me, like I was a chew toy."

That's how Harrover described Friday night's incident when she bitten by a family friend's pit bull.

The dog wouldn't let go of the child's right arm; and the owner, according to police, had to use a metal bar to pry open the dog's jaws.

The girl's mother, Casi Harrover says she's just glad it wasn't worse.

"My mom dropped me off, and [my friend and I] were going inside from the backyard when the dog took me on the ground and started biting me," said Kelsi.

Kelsi's mom said her daugther was released from the hospital on Saturday, and was determined to make her First Holy Communion on Sunday at St. Mary's Church in Sharpsburg.

But Kelsi was back at the hospital again Monday night for another round of antibiotics.

The owner of the dog, police said, is cooperating in the investigation and has expressed remorse about the incident.

The dog has been quarantined.

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