Ft. Stockton girl released from hospital after dog attack

Staff Report
NewsWest 9

She's a little shaken up but doing okay.

That's what a family member tells NewsWest Nine about a 12-year-old Fort Stockton girl who survived a vicious dog attack.

NewsWest Nine has learned that the girl has now been released from Medical Center Hospital.

Meanwhile, the rottweiler has been put to sleep.

Carla Suvia had to be airlifted from Pecos Memorial to Medical Center Hospital Thursday night.

She suffered bites to her thigh and stomach, and had a broken bone in her right arm.

The dog belonged to a neighbor, but it had reportedly escaped from the owner's yard several days ago, and Suvia was keeping it in her yard.

Authorities say they'll test the dog's blood to make sure it didn't have rabies.