7-year-old Louisiana girl This was mauled to death by a neighbor’s pitbull that ran into her family’s yard, authorities said.
Sadie Davila, a girl playing in the East Baton Rouge Parish Home at 6:30 pm Friday, was approached by the dog and brought it onto the property. “viciously attacked her,” As per to arrest documents obtained by the Advocate.
One family member attempted to Keep your dog safe by hitting it with a walking cane, but the animal couldn’t be deterred.
This was the first grader. to Multiple dog bites in the hospital to Her skull and face were severely damaged. Later, she died. to Police confirmed her injuries.
“My baby. She is only 7 years old. My mini me. The light in my heart. Words don’t exist for what this feeling is. My family is shattered. Please pray for us. Pray they press charges on the dog’s owners & hold them responsible,” Sadie’s mother, Haley Anselmo, wrote on Facebook.
“RIP my sweet Sadie Elizabeth, 7-years-old & taken from us in the most violent way. The world is a cruel place. You were the light in my heart,” Mikey Davila was her father and wrote the following Instagram Story.
Sadie’s school, Woodlawn Elementary, remembered her as a young girl “blossoming in the
dawn of her life.”
“Sadie was fierce and spunky, but she was also tender hearted and kind,” Grace Feucht is Grace’s teacher said in a statement. “She brought energy and joy into my class every single time she stepped in the door. She was fearless and would sing her heart out in front of her classmates.”
The affidavit says that investigators located the dog in bloody condition after it was attacked. This is an A “substantial” amount of blood was found in Sadie’s yard.
The dog was euthanized the night of the killing, the city’s animal control director told the Advocate.
The dog’s owner, Erick Lopez, told officers he wasn’t home during the attack and regularly lets the dog roam the neighborhood unrestrained. The 20-year-old’s home, roughly 150 yards from where Sadie was killed, is not surrounded by gates or fences, the documents noted.
Lopez was charged Saturday with negligent homicide Failure is a possibility to Place the animal in a cage or other suitable place.