A 3-year-old girl is recovering after undergoing emergency surgery following a pit bull attack in her grandmother's East Orange home Saturday.

According to ABC 7, Janaya Everett was found on the floor of an upstairs bedroom covered in blood after one of two pit bull mixes escaped from the basement of the home. The story states that the dog apparently got into the room after child's grandmother had just stepped out.

The child was rushed to University hospital in Newark and the dogs were removed from the home.

Home where a pit bull allegedly attacked a 3-year-old girl (Credit: ABC 7)
Home where a pit bull allegedly attacked a 3-year-old girl (Credit: ABC 7)

In April, a dog bolted out of its owner’s home and mauled a baby in her stroller, township police say another pit pull went on a rampage in this community, attacking a smaller dog and its owner in Nutley.

Another incident took place in Nutley on April 15 when a woman was walking her pit bull "Toby" when it got loose and charged at a smaller dog nearby police said. The woman was knocked to the ground as the pit bull attacked the other dog, biting its neck, police said.

Police say the dog was taken to an animal hospital for puncture wounds to his throat as well as wounds to his ear. The owner of the smaller dog suffered bites to her hand and leg while trying to get the get her dog away from the pit bull.

Following the incidents, local police and officials took measures to step up enforcement for all dog owners in the municipality.

Toniann Antonelli is a social content producer for NJ 101.5. She can be reached at toniann.antonelli@townsquaremedia.com, or on Twitter @ToniRadio1015.

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