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Mauled Girl In Stable Condition

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Jan 7, 2009 9:45PM

A five-year-old Joliet girl is in stable condition after she and her sister were mauled by a Rottweiler yesterday afternoon. Kashae Mitchell and her 10-year-old sister, Lexiana Willhite, were attacked around 3:30 p.m. yesterday afternoon. Kashae was airlifted to Children's Memorial Hospital with bites to her head and face. Joliet police Chief Fred Hayes said, "This is a real serious dog mauling, a real vicious attack,. Apparently she has very serious facial injuries and head injuries caused by the mauling by this dog." Lexiana suffered bites to her arm and was treated at Silver Cross Hospital. Details are sketchy about the dog: while the girls' mother admits she's been caring for the dog, she says she's not the owner and the dog was allegedly left at the house by the girls' uncle. The attack occurred when the girls entered the dog's kennel to feed it. Animal Control took the dog and will put it to sleep and test it for rabies.