A stray mother dog, who bit a little girl in Houston, Texas, will likely be spared, reported Wednesday's KHOU News.
On Tuesday evening, the dog bit an 11-year-old girl who allegedly pulled her tail; the girl was attempting to pick up one of the dog's ten puppies.
Following the bite, the dog, and her puppies, were taken to the Bureau of Animal Regulation and Control (BARC) facility to be held in quarantine.
Individuals who initially heard about the situation feared that the new mother, who had recently delivered her puppies in bushes near the Clayton Homes complex, would be destroyed.
However, those people who have evaluated the dog at the animal control facility believe that she is a good dog, who was in a bad situation.
Bureau of Animal Regulation & Control spokesman Christopher Newport said:
This appears to be a dog that was in a terrible situation and it wasn't her fault,
Her demeanor is great. She cares a lot about her puppies.
As long as the dog, and her pups, show now signs of rabies, they are expected to be put up for adoption.
On Wednesday, BARC posted the following to their Facebook fan page:
We have received messages from a few people that are interested in adopting these dogs. They must remain in our care for now, but if you are interested in fostering or adopting, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org immediately.
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