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Young girl suffers 20+ puncture wounds in Lee County dog attack, deputies say

SANFORD, N.C. (WNCN) – A young girl was attacked by a dog while she was out in her Lee County yard Monday afternoon, officials said.

The incident happened around 3:30 p.m. in the 200 block of Carr Creek Road, which is in a neighborhood southeast of Sanford, according to the Lee County Sheriff’s Office.

Anasti Verbal has injuries to her arm, legs and back. She said the dog, which is usually chained, broke free and ran toward her after she got off her school bus Monday afternoon.  

“He was chasing me all around the house. He was biting me on my arms and legs and stuff,” Verbal said. She added that she was “just terrified.” 

Her mother, Leteta Verbal, was leaving work when she got a call saying her daughter was attacked. 

“She was really screaming like she couldn’t move her wrist and she couldn’t move her ankle,” she recalled. 

Officials said a dog belonging to a neighbor got loose and attacked the girl.

Anasti was chased around her home before she was bitten, deputies said. The girl suffered cuts and more than 20 puncture wounds, according to officials.

Eventually, the owner of the dog managed to get control of the dog and the attack stopped.

Anasti was taken to a nearby hospital for treatment. Her condition was not available Tuesday afternoon.

“She got shots in each deep hole for the rabies shots. She got pain meds. They had to clean it up. She got stitches,” Verbal said.

Officers picked up the dog and took it to the Lee County Animal Shelter. The dog will stay there for 10 days for observation, according to authorities.

The incident is still under investigation.

So far, no charges have been filed. The names of the victim and dog owner were not available.


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