An 11-year-old girl opened a bedroom door at her grandparents' home only to be surprised by a pit bull dog. She now awaits plastic surgery to repair facial wounds from the ensuing attack, and the dog will be euthanized.
Cottonwood Heights police Sgt. Gary Young said the girl, from California, was visiting her grandparents on Saturday. About 1 p.m. she opened the back bedroom door, where her uncle has earlier placed the dog for safekeeping.
Young said that while the girl suffered "substantial" damage to her face in the attack, her injuries were not life-threatening. She remained at Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City on Monday.