The Dodge County Sheriff’s Department has released the name of a four-year-old Hustisford girl killed Wednesday when she was attacked by a dog. Sheriff Todd Nehls says it happened in the backyard of a Town of Hubbard home where the family of Taylor Becker was visiting friends. A neighbor passing by around 12:45 p.m. witnessed the end of the attack and alerted the adults inside the home, but it was too late. Emergency responders found Taylor unresponsive with multiple wounds. She was taken to Beaver Dam Hospital and later pronounced dead.
The Sheriff’s Department says it’s believed the dog slipped out of its collar during the incident but that was of no consequence because the dog had free reign of the backyard even while on a leash. The dog, a boxer, did not have any history of violence and it’s been taken to the Dodge County Humane Society while the investigation continues.
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