Sadly, Baby Girl succumbed to her injuries and died on Thursday after the unleashed dog was shot by police in Schmul Park last Saturday. The dog's owner Patricia Ratz and her sister brought their three pit bulls to the park and two of them got into a fight. (image: Baby Girl (Facebook) via gothamist.
We are devastated to post, but Baby Girl passed away this morning. The family is going to the vet now. At this point we don't know specifically the complications that happened. Thank you again to everyone for your support, donations and kind words. The family is upset beyond words and this girl will be dearly missed. RIP Baby Girl.
Owner Patricia Ratz and her sister Kathleen Dixon brought their three pit bulls to Schmul Park in Travis around 1 p.m. on Saturday. Two of the dogs—not Baby Girl— started fighting, and Ratz stuck her hand in between them to try to break it up; one of them bit her, prompting a police response. Ratz told SI Live that officer Julie Moschella and an officer in civilian clothing arrived moments after the fight and opened fire on Baby Girl, who was running away from them.
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