WANETTE, Okla. (KFOR) -- A little girl is recovering after she was viciously attacked by three dogs that got loose on her street.
Pottawatomie County Sheriff’s Office deputies responded to a call Tuesday evening that a child had been bitten by a dog.
The 9-year-old was huddled in her mother’s arms, covered in a blanket when the deputy arrived to the girl’s home. When they lifted the blanket up, he saw that she was covered in "dog bites and several severe lacerations,” according to court documents.
The girl told deputies it happened when she was riding her bike down the road from her home. She got off her bike to pick up some pretty rocks she saw to take home, and that’s when the three dogs attacked.
Investigators said she'll likely need dozens of stitches, and could have lasting nerve damage that could affect her mobility.
Investigators learned the dogs came from Forgotten Treasure Animal Rescue, which is new to the area. Two of them were rescue dogs, the third was a family pet.