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Pit bull attack injures Land O' Lakes girl

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Land O' Lakes 7-year-old Salena Posada Land O' Lakes 7-year-old Salena Posada
LAND O' LAKES, FL (WFLA) - A Land O' Lakes third-grader is recovering from a vicious pit bull attack.

The dog ripped into Salena Posada’s cheek, causing wounds so severe, a doctor had to put in 28 stitches.

The sudden attack by a pit bull has a family concerned about their safety, because the offending animal is still living here.

The attack left 7-year-old Salena Posada with several bite wounds on her left cheek.

“When I went to go see Bubba and he bit me. I don't know why he bit me,” said a tearful Salena.

Salena's family says the dog, named "Bubba", owned by neighbor Jason Delmont, attacked as Salena hugged the animal.

Delmont lives two houses away.

He refused to be interviewed for this story and threatened to call the cops.

Salena is shocked by the attack, because Bubba is usually friendly. “I always go up the gate and put my hand in the gate and tell him ‘hi’ and pet him,” she said.

At the time, adults and children were gathered in yards off Spanish Lane in Land O’ Lakes. “This is out of the clear blue. And this is just something, this came out of nowhere, this is why I'm a concerned father,” said German Posada, Salena’s father.

Salena's mother says it happened after the dog's owner asked if her daughter wanted to say “good bye.” “As soon as I turn my head and I looked at my child, all I seen was blood. And I just turn around and i just ran at her,” said Fanny Posada.

Salena is conflicted about what should happen now. “I don't want him to go down but I want him to go to another home. I'm kinda mad at Bubba. But I don't want him to go because of me,” she said.

Her mother has other ideas. “I want the dog gone. I don't ever want my child to be afraid to leave my front door because the dog is less than a thousand feet from our door and she's scared to get in the truck because she thinks the dog might hurt her,” said Fanny Posada.

The Posada family says Bubba is under quarantine and must remain inside his owner's home.

We reached to Pasco County Animal Services and we are waiting to see what they will do with the dog next.

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